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The governor at Tuahiwi

The governor at Tuahiwi

In 1905 the governor of New Zealand, Lord Plunket, and his wife visited Tuahiwi near Kaiapoi. They were shown Māori carvings that had once been at the entrance to the marae. Tuahiwi is still the main settlement of the Ngāi Tūahuriri sub-tribe of Canterbury’s main tribe, Ngāi Tahu.

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John Wilson, 'Canterbury places - Kaiapoi district', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 December 2023)

Story by John Wilson, reviewed & revised 6 Jul 2015, updated 17 Aug 2015