Story: Tapa whenua – naming places

Hikurangi (2nd of 2)


Mt Hikurangi is the sacred peak of the Ngāti Porou people. It is a name found throughout Polynesia, often coupled with Aorangi.

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Rāwiri Taonui, 'Tapa whenua – naming places - Traditions and place names from Polynesia', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 July 2022)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 24 Nov 2008