Story: South Canterbury region

Hunters Hills

Hunters Hills

This view of the Hunters Hills looks north-west near Waimate. So named because they were a favourite hunting ground of the Māori leader Te Huruhuru, the hills separate the coastal downlands from the Hakataramea and Upper Waihao valleys.

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John Wilson, 'South Canterbury region - Early European history', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 January 2022)

Story by John Wilson, updated 1 Feb 2017