Story: Ngāti Whātua

Poutō, Kaipara Harbour heads

Poutō, Kaipara Harbour heads

Māhuhu-ki-te-rangi is the main canoe of Ngāti Whātua. Southern tribes say that the canoe landed in Kaipara Harbour and that the captain, Rongomai, was drowned on the northern side of the harbour entrance which is pictured here.

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Rāwiri Taonui, 'Ngāti Whātua - Origins', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 April 2024)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 22 Mar 2017