Story: Hawke’s Bay places

Roadside Stories: Māori culture in southern Hawke's Bay

A hill in southern Hawke’s Bay can claim the world’s longest place name. It refers to a local Māori ancestor, Tamatea, who played his flute to his loved one there. North of Waipawa is Te Aute College, a famous Māori boys’ high school that has produced many influential leaders.

Listen to a Roadside Story about Māori culture in southern Hawke's Bay. Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides to places around New Zealand.

Archival audio: Te Aute College

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Hawke’s Bay places - Waipawa', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 September 2021)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, updated 30 Nov 2015