Story: Ngā waewae tapu – Māori exploration



Maungapōhatu, the sacred mountain of the Ngāi Tūhoe tribe, was climbed by the explorer Tāneatua. He was the half-brother of Toroa, the captain of the Mataatua canoe.

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Rāwiri Taonui, 'Ngā waewae tapu – Māori exploration - The Bay of Plenty', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 December 2023)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 24 Sep 2007