Story: Waka – canoes

Kauri tree

Kauri tree

Although the tōtara was the most widely used tree for canoe building, the kauri was abundant in the north, and more commonly used there.

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Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr, 'Waka – canoes - Waka in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 May 2022)

Story by Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr, published 12 Jun 2006