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

    …Zealand Travel »Culture »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…

  • Maori Legends, Stories and Myths

    …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 and how the…

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

    …»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 Kaikoura. Maui and his exploits…

  • South Island Regional Information & Travel Information New Zealand

    …Cook being the highest point at 3,724 metres (12,218 feet) above sea level. The island was named 'Te Waka a Maui' by the Maori as according to legend, the South Island is 'Maui's Canoe' that he used to fish the North Island out of the sea from. It is also known by the Maori as 'Te Wai Pounamu'…

  • Marlborough History, Historical Places in Marlborough New Zealand

    …by sea or air, the intricate detail of the Marlborough Sounds engages your interest immediately. Maori legend describes the entire South Island as Maui's waka (canoe), wrecked on a reef during a fishing expedition. The shattered bow of the canoe became the Sounds. D'Urville Island At the outer edges…

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