Story: Hawaiki

Cape Rēinga

Cape Rēinga

Cape Rēinga, known to Māori as Te Rerenga Wairua (the leaping place of the spirits), is a windswept promontory in the far north-west of the North Island. It is believed to be the place where the spirits of the dead gather to depart for the homeland of Hawaiki.

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Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, 'Hawaiki - The significance of Hawaiki', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/3801/cape-reinga (accessed 16 September 2019)

Story by Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 20 Apr 2015