Onuku is a couple of kilometers along the coast from Akaroa and has one of the prettiest little churches you'll see just about anywhere perched just up the bank from the harbour. Called Te Whare Karakia o Ōnuku it opened in 1878 as the first non-denominational
church in New Zealand. Ōnuku is a place of historical significance as
the first of the three locations in the South Island where Te Tiriti o
Waitangi was signed.