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Ōnuku Marae is a five kilometre meandering drive from the Akaroa township towards the heads of Akaroa Harbour. Across the road from the marae, stands the red and white historic Whare Karakia o Ōnuku (Ōnuku church). The foundation stone was laid in 1876 and the building officially opened in 1878 as the first non-denominational church in New Zealand. A place of worship for Māori and Pākehā.
Internet photo as didn’t visit it this time. Bank’s Peninsula, NZ
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Lynette it’s not my strength either I’m afraid, hubby does well at it. The church is rather special. Thank you 😊


I attempted to learn Māori many years ago but I couldn’t do the accent and sounded silly so gave up. The Whare/church Is lovely Jillian 🌼


Val you initiated it with your comment on the other church :) Hugs 💕


Great puzzle thank you Jill Hugs ♥


Thanks Brian, appreciate that


Super little building and interesting information Lady Jillian cheers mate........B


Thank you Dobra, still used and well loved. 😊


Jill, thanks for showing us this precious monument.


Thank you daasha for your kind comment


Hi Haney thanks for visiting, glad you liked it. 😊 @hcamp

Jill, this is a beautiful little church. Thanks and I send many greetings. ♥♥♥


@JillianB what a beautiful little church. Thank you for sharing. The information was very interesting, and the history was very beneficial. Haney :-)


Yes a significant part of history, thank you Janet x


What a beautiful little church Jill, yes thanks for including it. A piece of history. hugs ♥


Voronica thank you for your comment, appreciate it.

My pleasure Janet and it is tricky as they pronounce their vowels quite differently. Languages are not a strength area for me and our age group were never taught it at school, I now have two of our grandchildren being brought up Bi-lingual so have been trying to learn more words, my 5 year old grandson corrects me lol


Thanks for the interesting background info. I am sure I am not saying the maori words right in my head lol!


Jillian, thanks for sharing the history, lovely little santcuary. *U*


Thanks Jill!


Thought I’d show it as it’s traditional Marae shape gives more significance to yesterdays church posting. Thanks Jerry


Jacki you are right the photo makes it look smaller than it is, for perspective the carving at the front would be over 7feet high. Thank you


@JillianB Thanks for this tidy little building and its history. I'm glad you included it in the travelogue. SSSW


It looks like a tiny . . . almost a children's play house until you look to the left and see the house people actually live in on the left side here. Thank you for this one with all the info about it!

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