Story: Hauraki tribes

Whitianga Harbour

Whitianga Harbour

The full name of Whitianga Harbour is Te Whitianga-o-Kupe (the place where Kupe crossed over). It was named by the great Polynesian explorer Kupe.

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Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, 'Hauraki tribes - Te Arawa peoples', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 July 2022)

Story by Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 3 Mar 2017