Tangata whenua permission needed for St Paul’s toilet block

Church goers in Paihia may be busting to go to the loo – but they can’t go yet.

St Paul’s Anglican Church, known as the stone church, on Marsden Rd in Paihia has been trying to build a toilet block for forty years.

Due to building on consecrated ground and heritage restrictions their plans have always been denied.

Church chairperson Stephen Ward wants to talk to people who have ancestors buried in the graveyard.

“Being a church and graveyard with significant Maori cultural heritage any designs in the past has been refused or knocked back.

“The next part is about contacting tangata whenua to let them know what we’re doing.” Continue reading

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