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 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, (accessed 25 July 2024)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 8 Feb 2005