Kōrero: Hawke’s Bay places

Roadside Stories: Te Mata Peak, Hawke's Bay giant

Dominating the Hawke’s Bay skyline, Te Mata Peak and the surrounding range resemble a man lying on his back. According to Māori tradition, the peak has its origins in a tale of a giant warrior and a local tribe’s attempt to outwit him.

Listen to a Roadside Story about Te Mata Peak. Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides to places around New Zealand.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Kerryn Pollock, 'Hawke’s Bay places - East of Hastings', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/interactive/35318/roadside-stories-te-mata-peak-hawkes-bay-giant (accessed 6 December 2021)

He kōrero nā Kerryn Pollock, updated 30 Nov 2015