Story: Ngāti Rongomaiwahine

Puke Karoro

Puke Karoro

This hill is named Puke Karoro (the hill of shags). It was here that Kahungunu watched shags diving for fish and practised holding his breath until they reappeared. Later, he was able to hold his breath for long periods while diving for pāua.

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Mere Whaanga, 'Ngāti Rongomaiwahine - Important ancestors', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/257/puke-karoro (accessed 29 November 2020)

Story by Mere Whaanga, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 10 Feb 2015