For many years the Reserves Management Plan for Hahei has had a designation for a Memorial Garden in Kotare Reserve.
This Garden is now nearing completion. It is designed to be a place for anyone to place a plaque in memory of family or friends.
The Garden will be a place of quiet beauty where Hahei residents, property owners and visitors from around New Zealand and the world can contemplate and reflect.
The Memorial Garden is receiving ongoing support from the Thames Coromandel District Council and local Iwi.
The land was blessed by Joe Davis, Kaumatua of Ngati Hei on 4 November 2017.
People who live in, or have an affiliation with Hahei, have been involved in the concept plans, plaque design, artists’ illustrations, construction and ongoing maintenance.
Information on plaque placement and any historical records will eventually be held in the Hahei Library and the Mercury Bay Museum, Whitianga.
We have collated a database of deceased persons of the Hahei community whose family or friends may wish to have them remembered in the Garden.
If you know of anyone who may be interested, please contact Trustee Peter Hawley on 07 866 3272 or click here to email Peter