Story: Canoe traditions

Ōpihi Spit

Ōpihi Spit

The Te Aratauwhāiticanoe, captained by Tīwakawaka, landed at Whakatāne. It beached at Ōpihi Spit (the full name is Ōpihi-whanaunga-kore), at the entrance to the harbour. The photograph is taken from Kaputerangi, above present-day Whakatāne, where the people of the canoe built a .

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Rāwiri Taonui, 'Canoe traditions - Canoes of the Bay of Plenty', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 October 2022)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 8 Feb 2005