There is a archaeology seminar to take place which has been named Whats Under Our Town The Archaeology of Whakatane.
The seminar will be presented by local archaeologist Lynda Walter in junction with the Historical Places Trust and talk about the history from beneath Whakatane.
Lynda Walter is an archaeologist who walks and talks her experiences about ancient community sites in the Whakatane District right to this period.
For example who were the first people, their food sources and lifestyle. Perhaps taking samples of items made and used by those older communities to aid in their survival.
There will also be a historic trip for those people keen to do so at Tauwhare Pa and listen to those stories and see the middens which some are easily recognisable as kumara pits. The archaeology seminar will be 9 May and the trip to Tauwhare Pa will be 18 May.
Kei te tu tetahi kauhau o whenua kua whakaingoa Whats Under Our Town The Archaeology of Whakatane. Ka riro ma Lynda Walter o Whakatane i raro i te maru o te Pouhere Taonga hei wherawhera i nga korero o whenua no raro o Whakatane. He wahine kari o whenua a Lynda Walter kia Pouarahi a ia i roto i ana mahi e whai tohu ana i nga nohonga o nga tangata nehera ki tenei takiwa o Whakatane tae rano mai ki tenei ao hurihuri. Ara hoki te kitenga no wai nga nohonga tuatahi, he aha a ratau momo o kai, otira o ratau tikanga nohonga. Ara pea te titiro ki nga toenga tapupatu i oti i era tangata tawhito te hanga hei taputapu ringapu ma ratau e ora ana ratau i o ratau wa. Tera hoki te whakarite ka haere te iwi kaingakau ki Ohiwa kia whakarongo ki nga korero o te pa tawhito o Tauwhare e whakaatu ana i nga horua e tohu ana he rua kumara etahi o era karinga tawhito. Kei te tu te kahau o whenua o Whakatane hei te tuaiwa o tenei marama o Haratua me tera haerenga ki te Pa Tauwhare a te tekau ma waru o Haratua.