Story: Whakapapa – genealogy

Te Ara o Tāwhaki

This wharenui at the Eastern Institute of Technology in Hawke's Bay is named Te Ara o Tāwhaki (the pathway of Tāwhaki). In tribal tradition Tāwhaki journeyed to the heavens to attain knowledge. In this oriori, 'Pinepine te Kura', his ascent to the heavens is described.

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How to cite this page:

Rāwiri Taonui, 'Whakapapa – genealogy - Whakapapa with links to Polynesia', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/speech/30901/te-ara-o-tawhaki (accessed 12 December 2019)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Jul 2015