Our Lady of Pukekaraka and the big statue… an Aussie view

A  YouTube channel on Marian Shrines of the World recently featured an episode on Our Lady of Pukekaraka and the statue of Our Lady at Paraparaumu.

Although the Australian narrator , understandably struggles a little with Maori pronunciation  the video provides a concise and accurate account of the history and significance of the shrine of Our Lady of Pukekaraka.

The church at Otaki is the oldest Catholic Church still in use in New Zealand.

The adjacent marae, meeting houses and cemetery  contain some interesting historic features.

Watch the You Tube video



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