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How Hokitika got its name

Hokitika Primary School - Primary

Te takenga mai o te ingoa o Hokitika

'Piki atu au ki te taumata o tōku mauka, ka kite au i te ihi o te whenua nei nō ōku tīpuna.

(From the top of my mountain, I look upon the land of my ancestors.)

People return to the lands of their ancestors to reconnect with their roots and their customs.

Hokitika - a town well-known but a question is often asked, is there a meaning behind its name?

Join us on our discovery to find out.

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