On 7-9 April 2018, around 50 New Zealand Chinese Association (NZCA) members travelled to the Hokianga. The purpose was to pay respects at Rawene cemetery – the proposed site of the NZCA Ventnor memorial, and at the Ventnor-related sites in Mitimiti (Te Rarawa) and the Waipoua forest (Te Roroa).

William McKee of Toitū: Otago Settlers Museum & The Dunedin Chinese Garden, travelled with us and put together this beautiful short movie.  Please feel free to share.

NZCA bus trip 2-3 May 2015

2 May 2015, visiting Ventnor Grove, Waipoua Forest for unveiling of donor board and paying respects to Tane Mahuta

2 May 2015, attending Rawene exhibition opening of photos by Dr Ho King Tong, visiting the Hokianga Historical Society exhibition in Opononi

3 May 2015, dedicating the refurbished plaque of gratitude at the Red Gate (Te Rarawa’s Matihetihe marae, Mitimiti)

2013: unveiling of plaques to thank Te Roroa and Te Rarawa for their kindness in caring for the remains of our ancestors

2009 the first Chinese visit to Te Roroa and Te Rarawa