Story: Ngā waewae tapu – Māori exploration

Carving of Pāoa

Carving of Pāoa

This carving shows Pāoa holding a paddle. Below him is Kiwa. In one tradition, both Pāoa and Kiwa came to New Zealand on the Horouta canoe.

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Rāwiri Taonui, 'Ngā waewae tapu – Māori exploration - The East Coast', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/14152/carving-of-paoa (accessed 31 March 2020)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 24 Sep 2007