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Whareroa Cairn Invitation to Blessing of Taranaki rocks 7.15am Tues May 28th

Hello everyone. This project is moving ahead thanks to stone mason Sascha Wassong and Theo Barsanti.

The cairn was first proposed when Whareroa was “saved”, in 2005. Its purpose is to be a reminder and commemoration of the vision, hard work and persistence of many people to preserve Whareroa in public ownership in perpetuity. Some of those are no longer with us such as Leon Kiel and Rod Donald.

It has been designed by architect Hugh Tennant, see attached diagram. Ian Redward surveyed the site last weekend.

Sascha has sourced the large marker stones from Taranaki. We will meet these rocks at 7.15am next Tuesday at the entrance. Kaumatua Don Te Maipi will welcome the rocks on to Whareroa. The inner rocks will be gathered at Whareroa.

All supporters are welcome to join us. We will have a hot drink in the Guardians’ shed afterwards.

Further details of working bees will be sent when dates are known. Those who helped with the entrance wall know how satisfying it is to help create such a structure.

Hope to see some of you on Tuesday.

From the Whareroa Guardians: Rachel, Mic, Ann, Carol, Jenny, John, Liffet, Theo and Sue.