Story: Ngāpuhi

Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands

After a period of consolidation around the Hokianga Harbour, the Ngāpuhi tribe expanded east into the Bay of Islands. Through conquest and intermarriage, kin groups throughout the area became identified as Ngāpuhi. Eventually Ngāpuhi also expanded south towards Whāngārei. This photo shows Russell in the Bay of Islands.

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Rāwiri Taonui, 'Ngāpuhi - Tribal links and movement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 June 2024)

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