Story: Canoe traditions

Mōtītī Island

Mōtītī Island

The Tōtara-i-kāria canoe is said to have been taken back to Hawaiki by the priest Ngātoroirangi before he returned to his here on Mōtītī Island, Bay of Plenty.

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Rāwiri Taonui, 'Canoe traditions - Te Arawa and Tainui', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/2351/motiti-island (accessed 18 November 2019)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 8 Feb 2005