Christ Church is New Zealand’s oldest existing Church and it’s gravestones tell the stories of early Māori and the Pākehā settlers. Discover their stories on this fascinating walk. Christ Church, Russell / Te Whare Karakia o Kororareka is New Zealand’s oldest existing church...Read More
Russell, formerly known as Kororāreka has been a place of settlement for over a thousand years. The sheltered and deep anchorage has resulted in continuous occupation by Māori for centuries and, following the European expeditions into the South Pacific during the 18th century...Read More
Authentic, tūturu, fascinating
The Hikoi Tahi Walking Tours App is free of charge, but individual walks may carry a fee depending on location. Download the App at any time then download individual walks as and when you feel like it. Once the walk has been downloaded to your phone, no internet access is required…. ideal when you have access to free Wi-fi on your travels.
Three walks are currently available:
* exchange rates may vary the actual fee slightly)
Each walk is carried out in partnership with local communities, with a percentage of the profits being returned to the community who share the stories – a social enterprise, supporting our communities.
It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!
Hikoi Tahi Walking Tours was formed as a spin off from Auckland University Business School as the result of a two-year PostGrad in Business. The four members of the business worked together on a number of assignments, culminating in a new social enterprise business venture, in the final paper.
Their assignment caught the imagination of the team as well as their professor, and thus Hikoi Tahi Walking Tours was formed. All members of the company bring a range of skills to the venture, but they are linked by a common passion being the sharing of knowledge and stories in Te Tai o Tokerau, Northland.
“Ko te kai a te rangatira he korero.”
The food of chiefs is talk.
This whakauti (saying) is the metaphor for Hikoi Tahi as together with whanau, marae and hapu we seek to preserveour purakau / pakiwaitara (stories) for future generations. The korero (talk) is relished by the noble minded, being direct, honest and binding, and principally intended to unite the thoughts of people.