Story: Muaūpoko

Kapiti Island (1st of 3)

Kapiti Island

Tūteremoana, a famous chief of Ngāi Tara, lived for a time on Kāpiti Island and gave his name to its highest peak. According to one account, the island was known to the tribes Ngāi Tara and Rangitāne as Te waewae kāpiti o Tara rāua ko Rangitāne (the boundary between Tara and Rangitāne).

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Darren Reid, 'Muaūpoko - Early history', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 August 2022)

Story by Darren Reid, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Feb 2015