Story: Muriwhenua tribes

Kapowairua (Spirits Bay)

Kapowairua (Spirits Bay)

Tōhē lived here at Kapowairua – so named because when Tōhē was about to set off to visit his daughter, he told his people that in the event of his death they should grasp (kapo) his spirit (wairua).

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Rāwiri Taonui, 'Muriwhenua tribes - Ancestors', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 November 2021)

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