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Toko Toru Tapu Church

Toko-Toru-Tapu-ChurchDr Richards supports the restoration of the Toko Toru Tapu Church at Manutuke near Gisborne. The church combines the external look of a colonial church with a Māori carved timber interior featuring carved and painted panels. It was built in 1913, replacing an earlier church on the same site.

You can read more about the project here and here and get updates here.