Story: Ngā waewae tapu – Māori exploration

Kahupekapeka's journey

Kahupekapeka's journey

Kahupekapeka, an important Tainui ancestor, was an explorer who named a number of different mountains, ranges and hills. She died after climbing a hill named Te Puke-o-Kahu, between the Rangitoto and Pureora forests.

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Rāwiri Taonui, 'Ngā waewae tapu – Māori exploration - Tainui and the Waikato', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/map/14139/kahupekapekas-journey (accessed 6 April 2020)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 24 Sep 2007