Te Umu Wheke is where part of Muturangi’s octopus was cooked in an earth oven. Te Kupenga-a-Kupe is Kupe’s net, named after the cliffs on Cape Jackson that resemble nets hung out to dry. Te Taonui-a-Kupe, Cape Jackson itself, is Kupe’s large spear – no doubt a reference to its lance-like form. Te Ope-a-Kupe near Port Gore is named after marks resembling footprints in the rocks there. Te Mimi-o-Kupe is where Kupe urinated. Names such as these created an enduring relationship between ancestors, the land and subsequent generations.
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