Story: Tūranganui-a-Kiwa tribes

The Waipāoa River

This extract from the waiata (song) ‘Ka haramai a Pāoa’ explains some of the history of the arrival of the Horouta canoe. Notably, it gives an account of how the Waipāoa River (pictured) was formed.

Sound file from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero. Any re-use of this audio is a breach of copyright. To request a copy of the recording, contact Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero (Te reo o te pipiwhareauria - Tangata rite /Reference number MPT 2392)

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How to cite this page:

Nick Tūpara, 'Tūranganui-a-Kiwa tribes - Arrivals and alliances', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/music/2306/the-waipaoa-river (accessed 27 September 2021)

Story by Nick Tūpara, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 22 Mar 2017