Celestial Star Compass for Hawke’s Bay Trails


Celestial Star Compass

An amazing new ‘installation’ is now in place on the Hawke’s Bay Trails. Over the past year Hawkes Bay Regional Council in collaboration, have been installing a ‘Celestial Star Compass’ at Waitangi Regional Park, near Clive.

The transformation of this area is part of a long-term collaboration between the Ātea a Rangi Educational Trust, members of the waka Te Matau a Māui and Hawke’s Bay Regional Council. Trustees of Ātea a Rangi Educational Trust believe it is important for the next generation to get in touch with the seasons and understand, through outdoor experiences, the relationship to the sun, moon and stars in the sky.

On the morning of the summer solstice the last pou were installed and blessed. This will be a great trail feature, where you can stop and learn about traditional navigation while enjoying the beautiful pou at the Clive estuary.