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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