Nau mai! Piki mai, Haere mai!
Welcome, Welcome, thrice Welcome!
Ko Tainui te waka!
Tainui is the ancestral sailing canoe!
Ko Pureora o Kahu te maunga!
Pureora o Kahu is the ancestral mountain!
Ko Waimiha o Kahu te awa!
Waimiha o Kahi is the ancestral river!
Ko Maraeroa te tupuna whenua!
Maraeroa is the ancestral land!
Ko Rereahu te Iwi!
Rereahu are the people
Ko Pa Harakeke te taonga!
Pa Harakeke is the treasure!
Welcome to all visitors to Pure-ora; cyclists, trampers, bird watchers, eco-cultural enthusiasts and especially visitors from other countries and of other cultures.
The Pa Harakeke visitor centre is open 7 days a week in summer and 5 days the rest of the year and offers visitors a range of guided eco-cultural experiences including the very popular Tree Planting experience. Quality chalet accommodation and conference room facility are also available and located close to the start of the Timber Trail. Go to the Pa Harakeke Link for full information.
Pa Harakeke is also a one stop shop for all your Timber Trail needs including quality chalet accommodation, shuttles, bike hire, secure parking and baggage transfer. Go to the Timber Trail link for full information.
The Pure-ora Mountain Ginseng factory & shop is located in the Pa Harakeke visitor centre and the ginseng plantations are located nearby in the Maraeroa C Incorporation pine tree plantation. Go to the Pure-ora Mountain Ginseng link for full information.
Maraeroa C Incorporation is a forestry based land corporation comprising 5,555ha of land. Plantation forestry is the core business of the Incorporation whilst Pa Harakeke and Pure-ora Mountain Ginseng are new businesses established as part of the Maraeroa C diversification strategy. Go to the Maraeroa C link for full information.