Titirangi Hill

Titirangi Hill is also known as Kaiti Hill, but this refers to the first ridge overlooking Poverty Bay and Gisborne. The hill is an ancestral site of the Ngati Oneone hapū. It is at the base of this hill that Captain James Cook came ashore, after first sighting Aotearoa in October 1769.The 33ha Titirangi Reserve is a tourist attraction; the hill has a Cook monument, a pohutukawa tree planted by Diana, Princess of Wales, the James Cook Observatory, a fitness course, a park, and four lookouts over Tūranganui-a-Kiwa. Other features include a World War II gun emplacement, a summit track and nature trails. At the base of the hill is the marae Te Poho-o-Rawiri, the home of Ngati Oneone, which was built by Master-carver, Pine Taiapa.

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