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  • The Story of Kupe and Te Wheke : Maori Legends, Stories and Myths

    …»Maori »Maori Stories and Legends »Kupe and Te Wheke Maori Stories and Legends Maori Stories and Legends | Kupe and Te Wheke | He Ika A Maui | Maui and Tieke The Maori Story of Kupe and Te Wheke The story of Te Wheke as told by Michael Elkington When stories where told to us we…

  • The Story of He Ika A Maui : Maori Legends, Stories and Myths

    …Zealand Travel »Culture »Maori Culture »Stories and Legends »He Ika A Maui Maori Stories and Legends Maori Stories and Legends | Kupe and Te Wheke | He Ika A Maui | Maui and Tieke The Story of He Ika A Maui The story of He Ika A Maui as told by Thomas Kahu of Whale Watch…

  • Maori Legends, Stories and Myths

    …ancient stories, myths and legends—continues today. On many marae, elders teach tribal lore, etiquette and genealogy. They also retell the stories that form the basis of Maori beliefs, including the story of how Maui fished up the North Island and how the saddleback got it's name. Kupe and Te…

  • Marlborough History, Historical Places in Marlborough New Zealand

    …this was changed to preserve the area's natural beauty. The present bridge was built in the 1950s. The story of Tuhirangi, otherwise known as Pelorus Jack Tuhirangi was the taniwha who guided Kupe's ship from Hawaiki, the ancestral home of the Maori people. On arrival in Aotearoa, Tuhirangi took up…

  • Early Settlement in New Zealand, New Zealand Settlement

    …first Maori explorer to reach New Zealand was Kupe. Using the stars and ocean currents as his navigational guides, he ventured across the Pacific on his waka hourua (voyaging canoe) from his ancestral Polynesian homeland of Hawaiki. It is thought that Kupe made landfall at the Hokianga Harbour in…

  • New Zealand History, New Zealand Maori Heritage and History

    …to reach New Zealand was Kupe. Using the stars and ocean currents as his navigational guides, he ventured across the Pacific on his waka hourua (voyaging canoe) from his ancestral Polynesian homeland of Hawaiki. It is thought, according to Maori history, that Kupe made landfall at the Hokianga…

  • South Island History Information & Historical Places New Zealand

    …the canoe of Maui). Although legend told of Maui fishing up the North and South Islands, it was the great Polynesian navigator Kupe who actually discovered them. Kupe also lived in Hawaiiki, mythical ancestral homeland of the Maori, and he journeyed to New Zealand in his waka. His people followed…

  • New Zealand History, New Zealand Culture and History

    …New Zealand Historical and Cultural Highlights The people and places you'll encounter in New Zealand all have stories to tell. Some date back centuries. The great Polynesian navigator Kupe first found his way here around 1000 AD, then Captain Cook's arrival in 1769 unleashed a sea of change for the…

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