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Rāpaki Urupā

Southern Geophysical has been conducting burial investigations for over 20 years throughout New Zealand

Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke engaged Southern Geophysical to identify unmarked burials within the Rāpaki urupā.

two scientist using ground surveying equipment

The site was surveyed using ground penetrating radar (GPR) and a magnetic gradiometer, which successfully identified a number of burials. Southern Geophysical provided a report with the findings, maps, annotated radargrams and photographs along with a 2D digital format exchange file that can be incorporated into any GIS software.

Southern Geophysical respected the urupā as tapu and followed the correct tikanga at this site.