Oral History

There are many kaumatua and kuia (Māori elders) who hold taonga tuku iho (oral histories, traditions, treasures handed down) which relate to Ruapekapeka. Some of these have been preserved as audio recording, as part of a project initiated by Ruapekapeka trustees and the DOC.

At present, these recording are held in safekeeping by Te Ruapekapeka Trust. It is hoped that over time, some portions of these invaluable records may become available for the public to hear.