Story: Te mana o te wāhine – Māori women

Āraiteuru

Āraiteuru

The female taniwha on this stamp is Āraiteuru. She is said to have arrived in New Zealand with the early voyaging canoes from Polynesia, and her 11 sons created the bays of the Hokianga Harbour.

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Reference: 2000 Spirits and Guardians stamp issue

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Rawinia Higgins rāua ko Paul Meredith, 'Te mana o te wāhine – Māori women - Atua and tipua', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/postage-stamp/31555/araiteuru (accessed 23 October 2019)

Story by Rawinia Higgins rāua ko Paul Meredith, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Jun 2017