The Urupa is situated in Ngatarawa 1A3A Block. Our ancestors are buried in that urupa and it continues to be a sacred and well-respected place for whānau to respect their loved ones buried there.
Trustee, Timoti Gemmell is the kaitiaki of the urupa and he and the Gemmell whānau have continued to take care of it, maintain the fences and look after the aging headstones that have cracked and diminished over the years.
If any whānau members want to go up to the Urupa, they must seek permission from Timoti. This was agreed to by the owners at the 2019 AGM. The land is currently leased out and for safety purposes for the farmer, the animals and the whānau, we ask that you respect these conditions. Timoti's mobile number is 0272563059.