Blessing of Mangawhai Central

TE URI O HAU TAUMATA KAUNIHERA – Blessing of Mangawhai Central

Viranda Partners attended a blessing ceremony for the land known as Mangawhai Central, our large-scale development in Mangawhai. It was an honour to mark the occasion with prominent members attending from Te Uri o Hau.

The mood was celebratory, with positive discussion around the stages of the development, along with a commitment from the Mangawhai Central project team to keep the lines of communication open with Te Uri o Hau Settlement Trust who gave a clear message; “this is not a city development, let’s get the flavour right.”

Despite poor weather, when Kaumatua Ben Hita undertook the blessing, the sky brightened and the rain lifted. With the land now blessed and its spiritual significance acknowledged, it feels fitting for the development to move forward with its exciting endeavours.

Te Uri o Hau Taumata Kaunihera (Working Group) – Seated from the back of the tent coming forward as follows: