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  • Milford Sound History Information New Zealand

    …this barely touched piece of paradise! Milford's Maori Name "Piopiotahi" Milford Sound has a Maori name, Piopiotahi, means a single thrush after a thrush-like piopio bird that is now extinct. This name is linked with a Maori myth, in the myth the mythical hero Maui is said to have brought…

  • Maori Legends, Stories and Myths

    …The tradition of oral history—the telling of 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…

  • The Story of Maui and Tieke : Maori Legends, Stories and Myths

    »Maori Culture »Stories and Legends »Maui and Tieke Maori Stories and Legends Maori Stories and Legends | Kupe and Te Wheke | He Ika A Maui | Maui and Tieke The Story of Maui and Tieke The story of Maui and Tieke as told by Michael Elkington Once upon a time, the early Maori in…

  • ARANUI CAVE - Waitomo : New Zealand Tourism Guide

    …main content Home »ARANUI CAVE - Waitomo ARANUI CAVE - Waitomo Visit Web Site Aranui Cave is a magical, mystical place that is steeped in Maori myth and legend. The Cave entrance is home to a colony of native New Zealand cave wetas and further into the cave is the most beautiful collection of…

  • Mangonui Regional Information New Zealand

    …over 1500 with that number greatly swelling during holiday season. Mangonui is full of history, even the Maori name carries a tale of a fascinating legend that leads one unlock even more Maori myths and legends. The Mangonui means "big shark" a reference to the mythological taniwha who in…


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