Story: Kurī – Polynesian dogs

Young Nick’s Head

Young Nick’s Head

Young Nick’s Head is a prominent headland east of Gisborne. It is also known as Te Kurī-a-Pāoa, named for the lost dog of Pāoa, captain of the Horouta canoe.

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Basil Keane, 'Kurī – Polynesian dogs - Traditional accounts of kurī', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 May 2022)

Story by Basil Keane, published 24 Nov 2008