Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Papamoa archaeology revealed



March 28

MEDIA RELEASE

Papamoa archaeology revealed

Hamilton archaeologist Warren Gumbley will shed light on the Bay of Plenty’s early Maori settlement at Papamoa as part of a series of archaeological talks being organised by the NZ Historic Places Trust.

Warren will present a talk on aspects of life on the Papamoa dune plain since the 15th century that excavations have brought to light over the years. The public talk will take place on April 17 at 7pm at the Papamoa Library’s Tohora Room.

“The settlement at Papamoa was a thriving community with its own dynamic,” says Warren.

“I’ll be looking at different aspects of life from the perspective of the archaeological features that have been found – ranging from the shell hooks used for fishing through to the post holes of people’s houses. This evidence provides some tremendous insights into what was clearly a successful and enterprising group of people.”

Warren has been closely associated with archaeological work around Papamoa for 20 years, and his presentation will draw on his two decades of archaeological excavations in the area, as well as his wider knowledge and experience.

He will also talk about some of the artefacts that have been unearthed from the area including a kokowai [pounder] used to grind up red ochre which was used as a decorative pigment, and other artefacts include sandstone hoanga [grindstones], whose gritty texture kept chisels and adzes sharp, and was also used to polish or wear down worked stone or bone.

“The archaeological record has a lot to teach us about the people who first settled here up to 500 years ago, and what we’ve found is really fascinating,” he says.

The NZ Historic Places Trust’s Lower Northern Regional Archaeologist, Rachel Darmody, will also deliver a brief presentation on the NZHPT’s statutory role with archaeology in New Zealand.

“This is shaping up to be a really interesting evening, and a great opportunity for anybody with an interest in archaeology to come along and learn more about the Bay of Plenty’s earliest inhabitants,” says Rachel.

The public talk will take place at the Papamoa Library’s Tohora Room, 15 Gravatt Road, Papamoa on April 17 at 7pm. Admission free, though bookings are recommended – contact the NZHPT’s Tauranga office on Ph 07-577-4530 or email jhetherington@historic.org.nz

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Pre-Caucus Audio:
David Cunliffe And
The Future Of The
Labour Party

David Cunliffe met with the press today after Saturday’s disappointing election result for The Labour Party.

“We are all deeply concerned by the result of our party vote. I want to be clear that I, as leader, am responsible for that result” Cunliffe said. Although he called the results “deeply disappointing” Cunliffe said “the voters are always right”.

He felt that Labour needed to make improvements and take action: “We don’t need months to get feedback from members of the public, we've had a lot over the past 48 hours”. More>>

Update: After a seven hour caucus meeting David Cunliffe has announced Chris Hipkins and Carmel Sepuloni as new party whips and said the Labour council will hold an independent review into the election result. He did not comment on any leadership vote.

 

Gordon Campbell: On Labour’s Very Bad Year

While Labour leader David Cunliffe still appears to be in denial about the extent of Saturday night’s debacle, there was hardly a single redeeming feature about the election results for the centre-left... More>>

ALSO:

General Election NZ: National Win

Election Night: With almost all votes counted National and John Key have won a third term and are close to being able to govern alone if they so choose. Key has indicated he will still reach out to form a Government with ACT, United Future and Maori Party. More>>

ALSO:

Perfectly-Timed Anniversaries: Suffrage Day Is Last Chance To Enrol

“The last chance to enrol is Friday 19 September. You can’t enrol on election day.” More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On First Time Voting (Greens)

For the last two days, I’ve turned my column over to a couple of guest columnists who are first time voters… Today’s guest columnist is Ana Avia-O’Connor, who will be casting her first time vote on Saturday for the Greens. More>>

ALSO:

Meddling: Aussie Liberals Embroiled In Key Campaign

John Key needs to explain why Australia’s Liberal Party is interfering in New Zealand domestic politics and is encouraging Kiwi voters across the ditch to vote for National just days out from the election, Labour’s campaign spokesperson Annette King says. More>>

ALSO:

SURVEILLANCE:

Election Ad Soundtrack: Rapper Eminem Sues National Party Over Copyright Breach

US rapper Eminem is suing the New Zealand National Party for alleged copyright infringement over unauthorised use of the rapper’s ‘Lose Yourself’ song in an election campaign advertisement. More>>

ALSO:

Big March: Call For An End To Domestic Violence

Hundreds of protesters marched down Lambton Quay to Parliament Monday calling for an end to domestic violence. Wearing white facemasks, waving banners and calling for “safety” for the women and children of New Zealand.. More>>

ALSO:

Pre-Election Chartering: Four New Partnership Schools To Open

Education Minister Hekia Parata today announced the Government has signed contracts to open four new Partnership Schools in 2015. More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf 50 Out Now - The Election Issue: Loss Leaders

Gordon Campbell: A third term requires a mature decision, with eyes wide open. It calls for a conscious vote of confidence… Without trying hard here are about 19 reasons, in no particular order, for not ticking ‘party vote’ National. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news