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

    …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 Māori in Aotearoa (New Zealand) had a superhero called Maui. Maui had a pet blackbird (Tieke) that always kept…

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

    …and Legends »He Ika A Maui Māori Stories and Legends Māori 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 are legendary…

  • Māori Legends, Stories and Myths

    …lonely side of the island... (more) He Ika A Maui - Maui was determined to go fishing with his brothers, but they did not want to take maui with them, and so he stowed away on their fishing boat until they were well out to sea... (more) Maui and Tieke - Maui had a pet blackbird (Tieke) that always…

  • Mount Hikurangi - Off the beaten track : New Zealand Tourism Guide

    …(1,754 metres), Mount Hikurangi, is regarded as sacred by the Ngati Porou Maori of the region, who believe the mountain to be the resting place of Maui's waka (canoe). Traditionally the peak is regarded as the first land in the world to catch the dawn of the new day. Please recommend us. * Map *…

  • Nelson New Zealand History, Historical Places in Nelson New Zealand

    …by the Māori as 'Te Tau Ihu o Te Waka a Maui' or 'the tip of the nose of the canoe of Maui'. Māori legend tells a tale of the demi-god Maui using his magic fish hook to catch and land the North Island 'Te Ika a Maui' or 'the fish of Maui' from his waka (canoe) the South Island. The…

  • About Stewart Island (Rakiura), New Zealand

    …The original Māori name, Te Punga o Te Waka a Maui , puts Stewart Island/Raikura at the heart of Māori mythology. Literally the ‘Anchor Stone of Maui’s Canoe’, the island plays its part in the legend of Maui, who from his canoe the South Island, caught and raised…

  • South Island History Information & Historical Places New Zealand

    …legend tells of Maui, a demi-god who lived in Hawaiiki. He went fishing with his brothers, and pulled up the North Island of New Zealand 'Te Ika a Maui' (or the fish of Maui). The South Island is known as 'Te Waka a Maui' (or the canoe of Maui). Although legend told of Maui fishing up the North…

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