Thursday, 30 October 2014

Tareha Recreation Reserve

Today I went for a 4.5 km (2.8 miles) walk in Taradale one of the sites I saw was this 

It is in a sports reserve which has 16 touch rugby fields, a softball diamond, a junior softball field and has a children's playground.    There are also club rooms, changing rooms and toilets.

The park is named after Tareha Te Moananui  who was an important Maori chief in Napier in the late 1860s and 70s. He built an Anglican church.  He was Maori member of parliament.  He believed all New Zealanders should work together and focus on the good.  He left a legacy of goodwill between Maori and European settlers.