Story: Canoe traditions

The Moeraki Boulders / Kaihinaki

The Moeraki Boulders / Kaihinaki

According to Te Waipounamu (South Island) accounts the Moeraki Boulders / Kaihinaki were formed when kūmara brought in by the Ārai-te-uru waka washed overboard and became petrified on the beach.

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Rāwiri Taonui, 'Canoe traditions - Canoes of the South Island', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/2368/the-moeraki-boulders-kaihinaki (accessed 6 December 2019)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 8 Feb 2005