Story: Canoe traditions

Marking the Tainui canoe

Marking the Tainui canoe

The Tainui was finally interred at Te Ahurei on Kāwhia Harbour. These upright stones, one visible in the middle distance, mark the bow and stern of the canoe.

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Rāwiri Taonui, 'Canoe traditions - Te Arawa and Tainui', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 March 2023)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 8 Feb 2005