Story: Ngāpuhi

Tāne Mahuta, Waipoua kauri forest

Tāne Mahuta, Waipoua kauri forest

Rāhiri’s third wife was Moetonga whose descendants lived in the Waipoua forest. Today this is the largest remaining forest of kauri trees in New Zealand. The biggest tree in Waipoua is Tāne Mahuta (the lord of the forest), which is estimated to be 2,100 years old.

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Rāwiri Taonui, 'Ngāpuhi - Tribal links and movement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 July 2024)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017