Story: Canoe traditions

Motu Kōkako (Hole in the Rock)

Motu Kōkako (Hole in the Rock)

The Tūnui-ā-rangi canoe first landed at Motu Kōkako (Hole in the Rock) in the Bay of Islands, before heading south to Ngunguru and Whāngārei. Some say that the Moekākara canoe also landed near this famous rock.

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How to cite this page:

Rāwiri Taonui, 'Canoe traditions - Other northern canoes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/2324/motu-kokako-hole-in-the-rock (accessed 12 November 2019)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 8 Feb 2005