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Historic Heretaunga Hikoi

Head off on a hikoi around Heretaunga (Hastings) and discover what was there before. When were these buildings built? What was the 'Battle of Hastings'? And what are the names of those sheep?! Starting at Civic Square, students work in groups to follow maps and booklets containing historic images from MTG’s archives. Students work in adult-led groups to explore the interesting monuments, memorials and structures around the Hastings CBD.

Learning Areas and Strands: Social Sciences, Local History

Duration: Spend 1-2 hours 

Suitable for: Year 4 - 10, maximum 60 students

Availability: Ongoing

Cost: Free

The education programme

This is a self guided tour, your students will:

  • Start at civic square and set off in groups to follow a map and trail booklet

  • Trace the history of Hastings by exploring the stories behind familiar features, landmarks and monuments in the CBD

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