Kōrero: Waikato places

Raglan Harbour (Whāingaroa)

Raglan Harbour (Whāingaroa)

Breakers mark the bar at the mouth of Raglan Harbour, overlooked by the bush-clad Mt Karioi. The harbour is 13 kilometres long and has two arms. Its Māori name, Whāingaroa, means ‘the long pursuit’ and refers to the lengthy search of the Tainui waka (canoe) for a final destination. The waka eventually made landfall at Kāwhia Harbour, further to the south.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Waikato places - Raglan and the west coast', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/27291/raglan-harbour-whaingaroa (accessed 1 November 2020)

He kōrero nā Nancy Swarbrick, updated 11 Jun 2015