Story: Ngāi Tūhoe

Misty hills in the Urewera

Misty hills in the Urewera

This is a view of the Waimana Valley in the north-eastern part of the Urewera region. The mist and the mountains are of great significance to the people of Ngāi Tūhoe. They say Te Maunga (the mountain) and Hine-pūkohu-rangi (the mist maiden) produced Pōtiki, an important ancestor.

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Rangi McGarvey, 'Ngāi Tūhoe - The first peoples', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 July 2024)

Story by Rangi McGarvey, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017