Story: Ngāi Tūhoe

Ōhiwa Harbour, eastern Bay of Plenty

Ōhiwa Harbour, eastern Bay of Plenty

Ōhiwa Harbour is an important food gathering place for three tribes – Ngāi Tūhoe, Te Whakatōhea and Ngāti Awa – and is known as ‘the food basket of the peoples’. The harbour abounds in fish and shellfish. In the 19th century Ngāi Tūhoe expanded north, gaining direct access to the sea and its resources. Tūhoe were established at several places on the harbour.

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Rangi McGarvey, 'Ngāi Tūhoe - The first peoples', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/4222/ohiwa-harbour-eastern-bay-of-plenty (accessed 28 June 2017)

Story by Rangi McGarvey, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 22 Mar 2017