Kapi-Mana News : January 8th 2013
7 KAPI-MANA NEWS, JANUARY 8, 2013 NEWS "I chose Commercial Road Transport to help me improve my driving skills and also to get a good paying job." -- Mikee McLeod Learn to drive trucks and other heavy road transporters. Gain a heavy vehicle license, as well as endorsements for driving forklifts, dangerous goods and other specialty type vehicles. EnRol Now Get StARteD IN 2013 WNZ13_ROAD INDUSTRY TRAINING CENTRE : WWW.WHITIREIA.AC.NZ 0800 944 847 Whitireia and WelTec have formed a strategic partnership to develop a network of tertiary learning throughout the greater Wellington region. To nd out what subjects WelTec o er check out www.weltec.ac.nz Cliffs and sea scene from hill High road: The coastline at Paikakariki (sic), about 1886, as depicted in a chromolithograph greeting card, where the original coastal road snaked its way through the hills. Publisher: Archibald Duddington Willis (ATL ref: E-068-049-1) FROM THE ALEXANDER TURNBULL LIBRARY ARCHIVES By DENISE ROUGHAN This New Year's chromo- lithograph greeting card from about 1886 shows the view south along the steep cliffs between Paekakariki and Pukerua Bay. The road winds up the hill and is climbed by travellers. The card was one of sev- eral greeting cards in a sam- ple book published by the company A D Willis of Whanganui. The place name was spelled Paikakariki'' until 1905. Originally the only access to Paekakariki from Wel- lington and the Wairarapa was from Pauatahanui over the Paekakariki Hill. The present Paekakariki Hill Rd was built in 1848-49 by soldiers of the 58th Regi- ment and opened in 1865. It continued to be the main road north until the road bridge was built at Pare- mata in 1939. The Centennial Highway -- the stretch of State High- way 1 between Pukerua Bay and Paekakariki -- was opened in 1940 and follows the coastline seen in the pic- ture where the water breaks against the rocks. The coast was made fur- ther accessible from Lower Hutt with the completion of the road that was to become State Highway 58 from Hay- wards, which was first cut in the 1870s and joined the hill road at Pauatahanui. Correction Local history librarian Ruth Bar- rett has alerted us to inaccuracies in the December 4 entry of That Was Then, which featured a painting of a pa. It was described as being a view of Taupo Pa at Plimmerton, Te Rauparaha's principal pa and site of his capture. Unfortunately this represents a common confusion about the two pa in Plimmerton, said Ms Bar- rett. By the early 1830s Te Rauparaha had established him- self at Taupo Village, along the main beach front including the site of the present Plimmerton Railway Station. The village was the main kainga for Ngati Toa and where Te Rauparaha was captured in June 1846. It had been abandoned by 1850 as Takapuwahia became the main kainga for Ngati Toa. Ms Barrett said the painting published depicted Turi Karewa or Taupo Pa, further north of Taupo Village, on the point where the Plimmerton Fire Station is now. The pa was established by Te Rangihaeata, Rawiri Puaha, Te Hiko and Hohepa Tamaihengia in 1843 or 1844 after the Wairau Affair. Te Rangihaeata occupied the pa until early 1846 but the arrival of troop ships made any pa on the sea coast vulnerable to attack so he abandoned it and eventually established himself at Matai-taua Pa at Pauatahanui, built in 1846.
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