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  • Milford Sound History Information New Zealand

    …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 a thrush with him from Hawaiki. When Maui was crushed between the thighs of Hine-nui-te-po (the…

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

    Skip to main content Home »New Zealand Travel »Culture »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…

  • Maori Legends, Stories and Myths

    …were passed on from one generation to the next through storytelling and song. 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…

  • MYTHS AND LEGENDS ECO-TOURS - Marlborough Sounds

    We visit remote bays & inlets far from the usual tourist beat, using local knowledge we visit dolphins, seals, bird colonies a shipwreck, Island bird Sanctuary, Wildlife Sanctuary, Derelict Whaling Station, Captain Cooks Monument, (the lonely Planet have stated that Ship cove is so beautiful that it…

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

    Skip to main content Home »New 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…

  • ARANUI CAVE - Waitomo : New Zealand Tourism Guide

    …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

    …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 the form of a shark accompanied the canoe…

  • New Zealand Maori Culture, The Haka, New Zealand Haka

    …Tanerore, performing for his mother and the wiriwiri or trembling shimmer is today reflected in the trembling of the haka performer's hands. Maori myths and legends are peppered with stories about the haka. Send a haka related E-Postcard to your friends. History of the Haka The first use of the haka…

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