Limestone, People and Time.
Memories created for another 125 years

During September, Hapū Trust members gathered in Waitomo to help the community celebrate 125 years of guided tours at the Waitomo Glowworm Cave. This was a significant community event that was run in partnership with the Department of Conservation and Tourism Holdings Limited.  The Waitomo Glowworm Cave is one of the oldest tourism attractions in New Zealand and the Hapū Trust is proud to have a special kaitiaki role in ensuring that it is well taken care of for future generations to enjoy. A total of 25 events were well attended over the nine days of celebrations.

One of the highlights of the celebrations was the Ngapikowai Event which featured our rangatahi Hapū Trust members.  Rangatahi guides Norton Watene and Ethan Kite were official Waitomo Glowworms Cave guides for the day taking Hapū Trust member through the caves.  Rangatahi Hapū Trust members were also the hosts for the events, providing food and refreshments for the guests, ensuring all the dignitaries including our kaumātua found their seats and making sure the entertainment was on track.  This culminated in all of our rangatahi, kaumātua and whānau members kicking up their heels at the Glowworm Ball where the Waitomo Hotel was decorated as a glowworm grotto.

Thank you to everyone who contributed, participated and attended the celebrations because without you it would not have been the success that it was.

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March 2017

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