Story: Ngāi Tūhoe

Ōhinemataroa River

Ōhinemataroa River

This photograph of the Ōhinemataroa River is taken looking south from Rūātoki Bridge. The full name of Ōhinemataroa River is Te Tamāhine-a-Hine-mataroa (the daughter of Hine-mataroa). Hine-mataroa was of the Ngā Pōtiki tribe. She married Tāneatua, the tohunga on Mataatua canoe. Tāneatua was an explorer who named many parts of Te Urewera.

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Rangi McGarvey, 'Ngāi Tūhoe - The land and environment', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/2712/ohinemataroa-river (accessed 27 June 2019)

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