Chinese memorial to be shifted after Rawene grave collapse & Northland memorial for 499 Chinese miners whose bodies went down with ship. Chinese stories, SS Ventnor and memorial. A work in progress is a dedicated site for the ancestors whose lives were lost in the Hokianga. The Chinese connection & SS Ventnor sinking in the harbour. Chinese history in Northland History of where the bodies are buried, what happened and the connections with the Chinese community.
Your visit supports Awesome Adventures sponsors up to twelve ??? local teenage children a career in either the military or police career with camp programmes. Len’s goal is to develop discipline in a young person’s life to support training in trade or skills. This is due to Northland not having sufficient opportunities for youth employment. The only industry is farming with very little commercial fishing. Tourism is a nascent sector in the Hokianga area.
Koutu Boulders. If you would like to walk among the boulders, head about 6 Km towards Kaikohe from Opononi, and you will find Koutu Loop Road on your left. If you are coming from the North or East, head about 10 Km past the Rawene turnoff towards Opononi, through the settlement of Whirinaki and at the foot of the saddle on the Opononi side you will see Koutu Loop Road on your right. It is best to do the walk within two hours either side of low tide.