Kōrero: Love and romance

Tūrongo and Māhinaarangi carving

Tūrongo and Māhinaarangi carving

This Ngāti Maniapoto carving on Maniaroa marae, Mōkau, represents the intertwined bodies of Tūrongo and Māhinaarangi. Their union is symbolic of the close alliance between the Tainui confederation of tribes in Waikato and the people of the East Coast of the North Island.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Rosemary Du Plessis, 'Love and romance - Māori love stories', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/31201/turongo-and-mahinaarangi-carving (accessed 14 August 2020)

He kōrero nā Rosemary Du Plessis, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 1 May 2017