Welcome to the Memorial Garden web page.
We have made excellent progress this year in moving the Memorial Garden towards completion. An official opening is to be held at the Garden, Pa Road, Hahei, on Sunday, 11 October 2020 at 9.00 am, followed by morning tea in the Community Centre. Anyone is welcome to attend.
The Garden comprises three storyboards telling a brief history of Ngati Hei and the Wigmore and Harsant families. One plaque wall now has nine plaques in place, remembering family members and friends who have died and who have had an affiliation with Hahei and contributed to, and relished in, the community life of Hahei.
The plaque walls and the historical wall are constructed of rough-sawn timber posts and Corten steel with stainless steel plaques attached.
The Tree of Life sculptural stonewall was completed in the garden by stonemason Mark Urlich in May 2020, following the 5-week lockdown of the country due to the Covid-19 pandemic.