Story: Canoe traditions

Landing places of South Island canoes

This map shows the landing places of the Ārai-te-uru and Tākitimu canoes and the passage of Uruaokapuarangi, captained by Rākaihautū. In the sound file, Ngāi Tahu leader Tīpene O’Regan tells the story of the arrival of Rākaihautū and his son Rakihouia. He also discusses the origins of the Waitaha people.

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Rāwiri Taonui, 'Canoe traditions - Canoes of the South Island', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 July 2024)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 8 Feb 2005