Story: Patupaiarehe

Waitākere Ranges

Waitākere Ranges

These ranges, covered in light mist, were renowned as one of the homes of the tūrehu (patupaiarehe). In one tradition, they were said to have made their dwellings from the swirling mist.

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Photograph by Bruce Hayward

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How to cite this page:

Martin Wikaira, 'Patupaiarehe - Patupaiarehe and ponaturi', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/11076/waitakere-ranges (accessed 25 September 2017)

Story by Martin Wikaira, published 24 Sep 2007