Story: Waikato region

Tainui waka landing place

When the Tainui waka (canoe) finally arrived at Kāwhia after its long journey, it was tied to this pōhutukawa tree, called Tangi-te-korowhiti. Listen to Tita Wētere tell the story of the building of the canoe.

Sound file from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero. Any re-use of this audio is a breach of copyright. To request a copy of the recording, contact Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero (Mobile Unit - Maori chants at Kawhia/Reference number MUCDR100 tk 3)

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Waikato region - Māori settlement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 June 2024)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, updated 1 Jul 2015