Story: Whangārei tribes

Manaia mountain

Manaia mountain

There are a number of traditions explaining the jagged outline of Manaia mountain at the entrance to Whangārei Harbour. One is that the ancestor Manaia and his servant Paeko were both turned into peaks while sparring with each other.

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Rāwiri Taonui, 'Whangārei tribes - Ancestors', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/1045/manaia-mountain (accessed 17 May 2022)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017