Story: Tapa whenua – naming places

Maungaharuru Range

Maungaharuru Range

This is the Maungaharuru Range, in Hawke’s Bay. The name means ‘the mountain that resounded’, because of the sound of the numerous birds found there.

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Rāwiri Taonui, 'Tapa whenua – naming places - Events, maps and European influences', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 May 2022)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 24 Nov 2008