Story: Ngāti Whātua

Poutō, Kaipara Harbour heads

Poutō, Kaipara Harbour heads

Māhuhu-ki-te-rangi is the main canoe of Ngāti Whātua. Southern tribes say that the canoe landed in Kaipara Harbour and that the captain, Rongomai, was drowned on the northern side of the harbour entrance which is pictured here.

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Department of Conservation
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Photograph by Lisa Forester

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How to cite this page:

Rāwiri Taonui, 'Ngāti Whātua - Origins', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 December 2016)

Full story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 10 Feb 2015