Story: Otago region

Māpoutahi pā

Māpoutahi pā

This striking peninsula on the Otago coast between Waitati and Pūrākaunui was the site of a Ngāti Māmoe . A Ngāi Tahu war party successfully attacked the occupants some time in the 18th century.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Otago region - Māori history and whaling', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 September 2021)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 May 2015