Rewa Maori Village, Keri Keri

The following day, I recovered enough and drove twenty-three kilometres to a Rewa Maori Village perched on a hill and seemingly surrounded by a river. There were no other visitors. I had the village to myself except for the ghosts of past Maoris.

The toilet, Rewa Village, Keri Keri
The toilet, Rewa Village, Keri Keri

Down on the banks was a handgrip behind a not-so-private wall that enclosed the toilet. Back on the hill, stood a small house where food offerings were made to native rats to distract them from the real food storage (featured photo).

Where sacred items were kept, Rewa Village, Keri Keri
Where sacred items were kept, Rewa Village, Keri Keri
Chief's house, Rewa Village, Keri Keri
Chief’s house, Rewa Village, Keri Keri

Across the fast moving stream, stood a mission house believed to be New Zealand’s oldest European building.

Kemp House (1822) the not so oldest European house in New Zealand
Kemp House (1822) the not so oldest European house in New Zealand

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