Motu Kōkako (Hole in the Rock) in the Bay of Islands was said to be the landing place of the canoe Tūnui-a-rangi before it went to Ngunguru and Whāngārei. It brings to mind the saying 'Te toka tū moana' (the rock standing in the sea). This refers to a person who stands against all adversity, just as a rock resists the power of the sea.
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Photograph by Lloyd Homer
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