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

    …»Culture »Māori Culture »Stories and Legends »Maui and Tieke Māori Stories and Legends Māori 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…

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

    …Culture »Stories 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…

  • Māori Legends, Stories and Myths

    …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 Māori beliefs, including the story of how Maui fished up the North Island and how the…

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

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

  • Māori Culture New Zealand, Māori Culture, Traditions and Tourism

    …Today Māori culture also includes art, film, television, poetry, theatre, and hip-hop. Stories and Legends Māori is an oral culture rich with stories and legends. The Māori creation story describes the world being formed by the violent separation of Ranginui, the Sky Father, and…

  • South Island History Information & Historical Places New Zealand

    …carved stories in the land, you can discover it for yourself. Māori 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…

  • 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 Māori 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 Māori as 'Te…

  • Marlborough History, Historical Places in Marlborough New Zealand

    …or air, the intricate detail of the Marlborough Sounds engages your interest immediately. Māori 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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