Story: Tauranga Moana

Tauranga Harbour

Tauranga Harbour

This photo shows the natural attributes of Tauranga Harbour. The Tauranga Moana tribes affirm their identity in the tribal saying: ‘Mauao is the mountain, Tauranga is the sea, Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Ranginui and Ngāti Pūkenga are the tribes.’

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Te Awanuiārangi Black, 'Tauranga Moana - From Gate Pā to the present', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 October 2021)

Story by Te Awanuiārangi Black, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017