Story: Tūranganui-a-Kiwa tribes

Replica Te Ikaroa-a-Rauru

Replica Te Ikaroa-a-Rauru

In 1990 the people of Tūranganui-a-Kiwa built a replica of the Te Ikaroa-a-Rauru canoe, which Māia had captained on the voyage from Hawaiki to New Zealand. Pictured here, it was one of 22 canoes constructed by tribes throughout New Zealand for the 150th anniversary celebration, in 1990, of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. This photograph was taken after the celebration, when the canoe was returned to Te Poho o Rāwiri marae in Gisborne.

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Nick Tūpara, 'Tūranganui-a-Kiwa tribes - Arrivals and alliances', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 December 2023)

Story by Nick Tūpara, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017