Listening to the Voices of our Harbours: Kawhia, Manukai and Whangarei

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Listening to the Voices of our Harbours: Kawhia, Manukai and Whangarei

Mai Hawaikinui ki Whangaparaoa, huri ki Tamaki, ki Whangarei, ka hoki ano ki Tamaki. Whitu atu ki te Manukanuka o Hoturoa. Ka haere ki Mokau, ka taka te punga. Ka hoki ake ki Kawhia kai, Kawhia tangata, Kawhia moana. Ka tu ko Hani raua ko Puna. This korero hikoi, wordsmithed by Hukiterangi Muru for the recently awarded Marsden project, traces the harbour routes travelled by the Tainui waka, which is said to have been guided into the Kawhia Harbour by Paneiraira, a taniwha water creature and kaitiaki.

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