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 reaching its final resting place at Te Ahurei, in Kāwhia Harbour. The Te Arawa canoe also stopped off at Whangaparāoa before it 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 23 March 2023)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 8 Feb 2005