Story: Canoe traditions

Landing sites of Nukutere and Paikea

Landing sites of Nukutere and Paikea

The Nukutere was an early East Coast canoe, while Paikea was the sole survivor of a deliberate sinking of a canoe. He eventually arrived at Ahuahu (Great Mercury Island) on the back of a whale.

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Rāwiri Taonui, 'Canoe traditions - Canoes of the East Coast', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 June 2024)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 8 Feb 2005