Story: Ngāti Porou

The canoe Te Aio o Nukutaimemeha

The canoe Te Aio o Nukutaimemeha

In 1990, as part of the commemorations to mark the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Porou commissioned Mātahi Avauli Whakataka-Brightwell to carve the canoe Te Aio o Nukutaimemeha, named after Māui’s canoe, Nukutaimemeha. It was completed in April 1999 and now sits at Rangitukia, near the mouth of Waiapu River, with its prow headed in the direction of Mt Hikurangi.

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Tamati Muturangi Reedy, 'Ngāti Porou - 1900s and beyond', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/644/the-canoe-te-aio-o-nukutaimemeha (accessed 27 January 2020)

Story by Tamati Muturangi Reedy, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 22 Mar 2017