Story: Tangaroa – the sea

Tokomaru Bay (2nd of 2)

Tokomaru Bay

In some traditions the waters off the East Coast of the North Island are named Te Tai Tamawahine – ‘peaceful, female waters’. The picturesque Tokomaru Bay, shown here, illustrates this concept.

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Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, 'Tangaroa – the sea - The importance of the sea', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 September 2022)

Story by Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, published 12 Jun 2006