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Myths and Legends
The myths and legends of Te Tau Ihu tell of significant events in the history of the region. Some are Polynesia-wide legends, including creation myths, adapted to local landscapes;...Read more about "Myths and Legends of Te Tau Ihu"...
The Tangata Whenua Tribes of Te Tau Ihu
Three of the eight tangata whenua tribes in Te Tau Ihu (Rangitane, Ngati Kuia and Ngati Apa) are of Kurahaupo waka origins; three (Ngati Toa, Ngati Koata and...Read more about " The Tangata Whenua Tribes of Te Tau Ihu"...
Whakapapa is the bedrock of Māori society. In mid-1995 a hui of kaumatua from throughout Aotearoa considered commonalities and differences between tribes in matters of tikanga regarding customary rights...Read more about "Whakapapa"...
Te Rae o Karaka or Karaka Point
Te Rae o Karaka Historic Reserve occupies a narrow headland that juts out into Totaranui (Queen Charlotte Sound), between Waikawa and Whatamango Bays. It is situated on what is...Read more about "Te Rae o Karaka or Karaka Point"...
Ngāti Tumatakokiri, a numerous and fierce tribe, dominated the north-western quadrant of the South Island for at least 200 years. Their ancestors arrived in Aotearoa from Hawaiki on the...Read more about "Ngati Tumatakokiri "...