Let us reconnect you with ancient ancestral wisdom using Meola Reef Te Tokoroa. We retune you with your environment and each other serving common goals. Everyone is enriched through our te reo Māori exposure and exploration of the compelling Tāmaki Makaurau history. We preserve the intrinsic balance of life for all living beings and kaupapa making reference to both deities Ranginui when you breathe his air and Papatuanuku when you walk her soils.
The name ‘Meola’ supposedly comes from a glacier in India where Allan Kerr Taylor was born and lived until the age of eight. The Kerr Taylor family lived in Mount Albert near the source of Meola Creek in the historic Alberton House. Te Tokoroa is ‘toka’ meaning ‘rock’ and ‘roa’ meaning ‘long’; long rock!. The place where the waters of Waititiko/Meola Creek (“water of the periwinkles”) and Waiorea/Motions Creek (“waters of the eel”) meet is known as Te Hononga o Ngā Wai, meaning the joining of waters.
“Patupaiarehe (fairy people) lived in the darkness of Waitakere bush. One night – on the shores of the Waitemata Harbour – two opposing groups were doing battle. The weaker ones tried to escape by building a stone causeway”…”They laboured on unaware of the rising sun. The tree limbs sticking out of the lava flow of the reef, Te Toka Roa, are said to be the bones of the Patupaiarehe fairy people, petrified by the sun.”
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