The Te Ahu Trust chose a “soft opening” for the partly completed Te Ahu Centre on Friday the 10th of February 2012. Muriwhenua Iwi as well as Ngapuhi, the Far North District Mayor, staff and many locals attended the 5.30 am blessing. Once the site developments are completed there will be a formal opening. The date is yet to be confirmed. Ngati Kuri chose to unveil and bless its Pou in a small ceremony at 9.30 am. This was led by Ngati Kuri Kaumatua Pineaha Murray, Tom Petricevich and Merimeri Penfold.