Story: Tūranganui-a-Kiwa tribes

Hine Hakirirangi

Hine Hakirirangi

The ancestor Hine Hakirirangi was the sister of Pāoa, captain of the Horouta canoe. The imagery in this painting refers to the story of how she brought kūmara (sweet potato) from Hawaiki to New Zealand in her sacred basket, and planted vines at Manawarū and Āraiteuru on arrival.

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Private collection, Pene Walsh
Acrylic on board by Toni Lloyd

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How to cite this page:

Nick Tūpara, 'Tūranganui-a-Kiwa tribes - Lands and ancestors', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 12 April 2021)

Story by Nick Tūpara, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 22 Mar 2017