The Kaimanawa Wall is a rock formation near Lake Taupo on the Northern Island. It has the appearance of being a manmade stone structure or wall. Due to sensitivities over Maori culture and history, the wall has not been studied in enough depth to understand whether it belongs to a pre-Maori culture or is just a natural rock formation.

A controversy over the Kaimanawa Wall will change how Kiwis approach their past. The official history of New Zealand have the Maori as the first inhabitants and therefore the native indigenous people compared to Kiwis of European descent. According to this narrative, New Zealand history stretches back just 700 years making it the largest island to have such a short history. However, is this really the case? Did the Polynesian Maori really find such an uninhabited paradise?

The Paradigm Changing Kaimanawa Wall

One hint that the real history of New Zealand might be different is the Kaimanawa Wall. Across much of the world, massive stone structures have been found which defy even modern technology let alone the supposed technology of the time. Such sites exist in Peru, Indonesia, possibly China, the Middle East, and Egypt (Pyramids of Giza, the Osirion temple etc).

Found east of Lake Taupo on New Zealand’s North Island, the wall is mostly overgrown with soil pushed up against it and trees growing atop it. The trees themselves show the wall has been there for hundreds of years. The official story is that this is a natural outcropping of rock. There is some difficulties with some rock formations being natural (The Giant’s Causeway in Ireland for example) while others are man made.

If the Kaimanawa Wall is man made, then it could completely change New Zealand history, suggesting a people in the area long before the Maori. Let’s take a look:

The Greatest Kaimanawa Wall Mystery – The Inaction of the Authorities

Sometimes, like with 9/11, going back through the official story is enough to debunk it. Logically speaking it seems unlikely that no one found New Zealand until the 13th or 14th centuries AD. Yes, emerging anthropological and archaeological evidence suggests that Australian aboriginals were the first people to inhabit South America with some Amazonian tribes still sharing DNA, culture, language, and myths with their Australian counterparts.

It’s impossible to imagine that they traveled the Pacific Ocean yet somehow missed New Zealand. Or any other people for that matter. Yet, there are vested interests in keeping the historical narrative of the Maori being the first people to settle New Zealand. This, like similar controversies in North America, sees these interests defended by the government rather than a proper, rigorous investigation into the truth.

We can accept that the Maori were the people of New Zealand at the time the islands were found by Europeans. However, that does not means we should not examine what happened before the Maori came – maybe they found it empty with the previous peoples having left or died off. The Waitaha idea might be rubbish, but we won’t find out if we do not look. This is why the government’s closing off of the Kaimanawa wall area is so unproductive.