Story: Ngā waewae tapu – Māori exploration

Kaimai Range

Kaimai Range

In one tradition, Te Arawa explorer Kahumatamomoe climbed the highest point on the Kaimai Range, naming it Te Muri-aroha-o-Kahu, te aroha-tai, te aroha-uta (the love of Kahu for those on the coasts and those on the land). This has been shortened to Te Aroha.

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Rāwiri Taonui, 'Ngā waewae tapu – Māori exploration - Te Arawa explorers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 31 May 2023)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 24 Sep 2007