Story: Whāngārei tribes

Whāngārei Harbour

Whāngārei Harbour

There are a number of histories about how Whāngārei was named. One is that it refers to a rock in the harbour where sentries used to wait (whanga) in ambush (rei).

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Rāwiri Taonui, 'Whāngārei tribes - Naming Whāngārei Harbour', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 3 August 2020)

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