Story: Te whānau puha – whales

Paikea on a meeting house (2nd of 3)

Paikea on a meeting house

This carving, on top of the wharenui (meeting house) at Whāngārā, depicts the ancestor Paikea riding a whale.

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Bradford Haami, 'Te whānau puha – whales - Whales and Māori voyaging', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 October 2023)

Story by Bradford Haami, published 12 Jun 2006