Story: Muaūpoko

Kapiti Island (1st of 3)

Kapiti Island

Tūteremoana, a famous chief of Ngāi Tara, lived for a time on Kapiti 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 kapiti o Tara rāua ko Rangitāne (the boundary between Tara and Rangitāne).

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How to cite this page:

Darren Reid, 'Muaūpoko - Early history', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/1304/kapiti-island (accessed 18 September 2019)

Story by Darren Reid, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 10 Feb 2015