Story: East Coast region

Tūranganui-a-Kiwa, Te Kurī-a-Pāoa and the Waipāoa River

Tūranganui-a-Kiwa, Te Kurī-a-Pāoa and the Waipāoa River

Kiwa and Pāoa captained the Horouta waka (canoe), which made landfall at Tūranganui-a-Kiwa (the great standing place of Kiwa, on the left in this image), later known as Poverty Bay, at the mouth of the Waipāoa (the water of Pāoa, centre) beneath the headland Te Kurī-a-Pāoa (the dog of Pāoa, in the middle distance), also known as Young Nicks Head.

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Photograph by Lloyd Homer

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Monty Soutar, 'East Coast region - Māori settlement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/33353/turanganui-a-kiwa-te-kuri-a-paoa-and-the-waipaoa-river (accessed 22 November 2017)

Story by Monty Soutar, updated 30 Mar 2015