Story: Tangaroa – the sea

Manukau Harbour

Manukau Harbour

Most iwi (tribes) have important links to inland and coastal waterways throughout New Zealand. Both the Tainui and Aotea canoes were hauled across the portage at Ōtāhuhu, from Tāmaki River to Manukau Harbour before ending up in Waikato and Taranaki. This view of Manukau Harbour is from Whatipu (Manukau Heads).

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Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, 'Tangaroa – the sea - Water as the source of life', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/7406/manukau-harbour (accessed 10 May 2021)

Story by Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, published 12 Jun 2006