Kōrero: Hauraki–Coromandel region



Moehau, in the north of the Coromandel Peninsula, is a sacred mountain to the Marutūahu people. Its full name is Te Moengahau-o-Tamatekapua – the windy sleeping place of Tamatekapua, the Te Arawa chief and steersman who had a strong association with the mountain.

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Paul Monin, 'Hauraki–Coromandel region - Overview', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/30354/moehau (accessed 24 September 2019)

Story by Paul Monin, updated 14 Apr 2016