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8th July 2020
Posted under: Pānui

Māori place names to be reinstated around Te Pātaka-o-Rākaihautū/Banks Peninsula

Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke yesterday welcomed the reinstatement of 13 correct te reo Māori place names across Te Pātaka-o-Rākaihautū/Banks Peninsula. The Minister for Land Information Eugenie Sage formally announced the approval of the proposals at an event held at Rāpaki marae. The decision means the place names will receive official recognition and legal status…

Whenua – Pareāihe

Pareāihe – The extensive volcanic peninsula that juts out from the east coast of Te Waipounamu, southeast of Ōtautahi, has been referred to by successive generations of Māori as “Te Pātaka o Rākaihautū”, meaning “the great food store house of Rākaihautū”.

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