Just Published and Available for Purchase – The Great Māori Feast at Remuera.

The Great Māori Feast at Remuera, authored by the Chair of Remuera Heritage, Sue Cooper, originated as a presentation researched and collated for the 2020 Auckland Heritage Festival. This is a remarkable story of Remuera’s early history.


In May 1844, an exceptionally large gathering of Māori took place at Remuera for a great feast, known as a hākari. In attendance were manuhiri (guests) from Tāmaki-Makaurau, the Waikato, and Bay of Plenty, along with the Governor of New Zealand and his officials. In the 19th century there were many spectacular feasts or hākari, which drew the attention of colonial observers, commentators, and artists. Our publication tells the story of the feast.

This book was made possible by a generous grant from the Ōrākei Local Board, Auckland Council.

The book is available for purchase for $25, while stock lasts, plus postage and handling (if required).

Orders can be placed at Remuera Library or at info@remueraheritage.org.nz or at https://remueraheritage.org.nz/support-us/contact-us/

Prepayment is required (an invoice will be provided on request).

Telephone/Internet Banking: ANZ Account # 06 0257 0198761 00
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