Story: Whāngārei tribes

Motu Kōkako (Hole in the Rock)

Motu Kōkako (Hole in the Rock)

Several ancestral canoes landed on the Whāngārei coast. The Māhuhu-ki-te-rangi canoe landed here at Motu Kōkako (Hole in the Rock), at the entrance to the Bay of Islands.

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Rāwiri Taonui, 'Whāngārei tribes - Ancestors', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 August 2020)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 22 Mar 2017