Story: Canoe traditions

Song about Ruawharo

In northern traditions, Ruawharo came on the Tākitimu canoe after a dispute with Uenuku, a chief in Hawaiki. Here, members of the Ngāti Kahungunu tribe, whose ancestors came on the canoe, sing a waiata (song) about Ruawharo.

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Rāwiri Taonui, 'Canoe traditions - Canoes of the East Coast', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 10 December 2023)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 8 Feb 2005