Muriwai, the sister of Toroa who captained the Mataatua canoe, placed a restriction along the coast when her two children drowned. The restriction ran from Bowentown in the west to Whangaparāoa in the east. This area has become acknowledged as the domain of the Mataatua confederation of tribes, of whom Ngāti Awa are one. This map shows the Mataatua territories.
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