Story: Te Whakatōhea

Ōhiwa Harbour

Ōhiwa Harbour

Ōhiwa Harbour is called the ‘daughter of Te Whakatōhea’ because of its valuable supply of fish and shellfish. It is also known as ‘the food basket of the peoples’ because, as well as Te Whakatōhea, Ngāi Tūhoe and Ngāti Awa also gather food there. This photo is taken from the Loop Road to Ōhiwa, looking across the harbour towards Hiwarau Road, which comes in from Kutarere.

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Ranginui Walker, 'Te Whakatōhea - Lands and resources', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 5 December 2023)

Story by Ranginui Walker, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017