Story: Canoe traditions

Landing places of the Tainui and Te Arawa canoes

Landing places of the Tainui and Te Arawa canoes

The Tainui canoe went on a long journey after first landing at Whangaparāoa. It was carried across the portage at Tāmaki before coming to a final resting place at Te Ahurei, in Kāwhia Harbour. The Te Arawa canoe also stopped at Whangaparāoa before it finally landed, and was eventually burnt at Maketū.

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Rāwiri Taonui, 'Canoe traditions - Te Arawa and Tainui', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 December 2021)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 8 Feb 2005