Te Ara Ihutai

The Christchurch Coastal Pathway has been gifted this name by Te Ngāi Tūāhuriri Upoko Te Maire Tau.

Ihutai is an important fishing easement located in the New Brighton - Sumner coastline area. This was part of a much larger fishery or mahinga kai used by a number of specially designated hapū and whānau groups. The owners of these traditional sites were those of the Kaiapoi Reserve and their immediate descendants. 
Translated the name means Ihutai Path. The name relates to the geographical shape of the land. Ihu means nose and Tai mean sea coast . It is the coastline that is shaped like a nose on papaptuanuku.

Mark Townshend