Story: Ngā waewae tapu – Māori exploration

Rangitīkei River

Rangitīkei River

Matanginui followed a flock of birds from the Wairarapa, across the Tararua Range and along the Rangitīkei River. He named many places near the river, and finally settled near Rangitoea peak, where his children intermarried with the Ngāti Apa and Ngāti Hauiti people.

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Rāwiri Taonui, 'Ngā waewae tapu – Māori exploration - Western North Island', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 May 2022)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 24 Sep 2007