Story: Te Tau Ihu tribes

Lake Grassmere (Kāpara-te-hau)

Lake Grassmere (Kāpara-te-hau)

According to tradition there was a tribe of giants, the Kāhui Tipua, who lived in Wairau (Marlborough) and were eventually wiped out when Kupe swamped their villages by creating lagoons. These lagoons are now known as Lake Grassmere, pictured here.

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Hilary Mitchell and John Mitchell, 'Te Tau Ihu tribes - Early traditions', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 June 2024)

Story by Hilary Mitchell and John Mitchell, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017