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Te Oneroa-a-Tōhe / Ninety Mile Beach is a special and iconic place, both used and treasured by many. The beach is of extreme importance to the five iwi of Te Hiku o Te Ika (the far north - the tail of the fish).

To help manage this precious taonga for current and future generations a new body has been created – Te Oneroa-a-Tōhe Board.

The board needs to develop a plan for managing the beach – and it needs your help to do it. 

Te Oneroa-a-Tōhe

The long beach of Tōhe named after the Māori chief Tōhe (the long beach of Tōhe), the beach is of extreme cultural, historical and spiritual significance to the five iwi of Te Hiku o Te Ika (the tail of the Fish); Ngāti Kuri, Te Aupouri, NgāiTakoto, Ngāti Kahu and Te Rarawa.


There are centuries of stories associated with the beach, but it is most well-known by Māori for Te Ara Wairua – the spiritual pathway between the living and the dead and the route the deceased take on the journey to their ancient homeland.

Te Oneroa-a-Tōhe

Ninety Mile Beach

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