Story: Tāmaki tribes

Hape (3rd of 3)


This carving of Hape stands just below Tiriwa at the Arataki Visitors' Centre. Hape, also known as Rakataura, was the senior priest on the Tainui canoe. Since the Waikato people are also from Tainui, Hape is shown in the Waikato style of carving.

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Rāwiri Taonui, 'Tāmaki tribes - The tribes of Tāmaki', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 10 December 2021)

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