Posts Tagged ‘Whenua’

Kaitorete Spit

Kaitorete is the wide shingle spit that separates the waters of Te Waihora from the sea. Extending from the foot of Te Pātaka o Rakaihautu at Wairewa in the north to Taumutu in the south, it was part of a key travel route for Ngāi Tahu travelling along Kā Poupou a Rakihouia (the Canterbury seaboard).

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Whenua – Hikuraki and Manawapōre

The wetlands of Hikuraki and Manawapōre (the Mavora Lakes) lie within the impressive geographical and ancestral landscape of the Whakatipu Wai-Māori (Lake Whakatipu) region. Surrounded by maunga, bush, and tussock grassland, the lakes were part of an important traditional travel route from Murihiku to the head of Whakatipu Wai-Māori and thence, the famed pounamu source, Te Koroka.

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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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Whenua – Te Au Nui (Mataura Falls)

Te Au Nui (Mataura Falls) on the Mataura River is traditionally renowned for its abundance of kanakana (lampreys). This important mahinga kai has survived against the odds. In the late 19th century it was drastically altered when the Mataura Paper Mill and the Mataura Freezing Works were established on opposite sides of the river. Fifteen metres…

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Whenua – Ōmakō

Ōmakō is one of the Ngāi Tahu names for the Lindis Pass area. The name denotes both the pass and the river. This dramatic and iconic landscape which links Te Manahuna (Mackenzie Basin) with the lakes of Central Otago was part of an important ara tawhito extending from the Waitaki river mouth to Lake Hawea….

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Whenua – Takapō

Takapō was a traditional mahika kai site used by Ngāi Tahu hapū on their seasonal mahika kai expeditions to Te Manahuna (McKenzie Basin). Photograph: Tony Bridge Click the image to view.

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