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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Photograph by Chris Rudge

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Rangi McGarvey, 'Ngāi Tūhoe - The first peoples', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/2701/misty-hills-in-the-urewera (accessed 19 August 2017)

Story by Rangi McGarvey, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 22 Mar 2017