Story: Ngā mātua – Māori parenting

Paikea

Paikea

This book cover shows the ancestor Paikea riding the whale, in an illustration by Warren Pohatu (Ngāi Tāmanuhiri). In tradition Paikea, originally known as Kahutiaterangi, was of high-born status compared to his younger brother Ruatapu. In Māori society, status could vary considerably – even for siblings.

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Cindy Kiro, 'Ngā mātua – Māori parenting - Parenting in tradition and history', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/29208/paikea (accessed 20 March 2019)

Story by Cindy Kiro, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Jun 2017