Kōrero: East Coast region

Whakairo on Hikurangi

Whakairo on Hikurangi

These whakairo (sculptures) represent the demigod Māui-tikitiki-a-Taranga and his family. Māui is regarded as an ancestor by Ngāti Porou and tradition holds that his waka, Nukutaimemeha, rests petrified on the mountain. These carvings are four of nine on the summit of Hikurangi, the sacred mountain of Ngāti Porou.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou
Photograph by Shaun Barnett

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Monty Soutar, 'East Coast region - Māori settlement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/33352/whakairo-on-hikurangi (accessed 28 September 2020)

He kōrero nā Monty Soutar, updated 1 Mar 2015