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Whangaparāoa / Cape Runaway

Cape Runaway

The waka Te Arawa and Tainui first landed in this bay after their voyage from Polynesia. It is overlooked by the promontory of Tihirau, later renamed Cape Runaway by James Cook. It marks the eastern limit of the territory of the Mataatua hapū.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Bay of Plenty places - Ōpōtiki–Cape Runaway coast', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 June 2022)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 Jul 2015