This sacred earth we live on,
Holds so many legends,
So much history...
We must do everything we can to protect it 🕊
“For Māori, Cape Reinga is the most spiritually significant place in New Zealand. .
An ancient pohutukawa tree and a lonely lighthouse mark this special place. .
It is here that after death, all Māori spirits travel up the coast and over the wind-swept vista to the pohutukawa tree on the headland of Te Rerenga Wairua. .
They descend into the underworld (reinga) by sliding down a root into the sea below. .
The spirits then travel underwater to the Three Kings Islands where they climb out onto Ohaua, the highest point of the islands and bid their last farewell before returning to the land of their ancestors, Hawaiiki-A-Nui.”