Story: Ngāti Whātua

Kaipara Harbour

Kaipara Harbour

The Ngāti Whātua tribes Te Uri-o-Hau and Te Taoū eventually controlled both the northern and southern Kaipara Harbour. It is New Zealand’s largest enclosed harbour and an important bird habitat.

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Rāwiri Taonui, 'Ngāti Whātua - The tribes of Ngāti Whātua', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 December 2023)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 22 Mar 2017