Kōrero: Ngā iwi tuatahi

Roadside Stories: Kupe in the Hokianga

Hokianga Harbour was the departure point of legendary Māori navigator Kupe when he returned to his homeland of Hawaiki. Kupe is said to have left behind two taniwha (water spirits), which guided the safe landing of later Polynesian arrivals.

Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides to places around New Zealand.

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Taonga puoro courtesy of Richard Nunns.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, 'Ngā iwi tuatahi - Kupe', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/interactive/45050/roadside-stories-kupe-in-the-hokianga (accessed 11 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005