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Index of original tangata whenua place names, their history, origin or meaning, important events and cultural significance where known, and their equivalent contemporary name or description.

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Name

Kōrero

Current name or description

Ahimanu

a fire for cooking birds

Ahimanu

Ahipara

fire for cooking para (a fern)

Ahipara Bay

Ahu-o-te-Atua

sacred mound of the gods

Ahu-o-te-Atua

Ahuriri

for Tū Ahuriri who reopened Te Whanganui-a-Orotū here after the outlet at Keteketerau blocked up

mouth of the former lagoon, Te Whanganui-a-Orotū

Akatārere

hanging supplejack, named to confuse Pākehā settlers as to the location of burial caves

Akatārere

Ākitio

said to be the name of a famous pounamu mere

area around Ākitio (locality)

Āniwaniwa

for the rainbows in the waterfall

Āniwaniwa Falls

Āniwaniwa

Ngāti Korokī-Kahukura kāinga and site for crossing the Waikato

kāinga in vicinity of Finlay Road, Lake Karapiro

Aohanga

in association with the river Aohanga

area around Aohanga (locality)

Aohanga

in association with the river Aohanga

Aohanga Hill

Aohanga

a taniwha is said to emerge from a rock at the river mouth, a cautionary tale for children about the dangerous current

Aohanga

Aorangi

light from above, named by Puhikaiariki after an island in Hawaiki

Aorangi Maunga

Aorangi

lair of Pohokura, mōkai (pet) of Tamatea Pōkai Whenua

Aorangi

Aotea

named for the ancestral waka, which after many voyages was packed with rocks and sunk at the harbour mouth

Aotea Harbour

Aotea

the island with white clouds overhead, a waka and star name

Great Barrier Island (Aotea Island)

Aramoana

the sea path, possibly as the coast is only passable at low tide

coastal site at Aramoana (locality)

Arapae

path on a ridge, an important Wahanui pā

pā on hill northwest of Arapae (locality)

Arawairua

the pathway of spirits

meeting of oceans off Cape Reinga / Te Rerenga Wairua

Āria

a swamp that would become a deep lake after rain

kāinga in vicinity of Āria (locality)

Arohaki

from a description 'the taking off of the birds, one by one, circling around'

Arohaki Lagoon

Aropaoanui

toward a smoky place

Aropaoanui River

Arowhana

rush or change in a certain direction

Arowhana

Aruwaru

where Rangitāne o Manawatū lit fires to send signals to their whanaunga (relations) in times of battle

Aruwaru

Ātiamuri

Tia who follows behind, as Ngātoroirangi beat Tia to cross the Waikato first

kāinga in vicinity of Ātiamuri (locality)

Atuanui

tupuna maunga of Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara

Atuanui / Mount Auckland

Auahitōtara

smoke of the tōtara, a Ngāti Rangi fighting pā

Auahitōtara Pā, on 1120m hill due east of Waiouru

Awakino

dangerous river

Awakino River

Awakura

red river, a mahinga kai and wāhi tapu

mahinga kai around the confluence of Red River and Ākitio River

Awanui

large river

Awanui River

Awatere

fast flowing stream of water

Awatere River

Āwhitu

place of yearning, an ancient pā (c.1650) of Ngāti Kahukōkā of Tainui

pā in vicinity of Wattle Bay (locality)

Hākarimata

partially cooked feast

Hakarimata Range

Hakikino

not known

pā at junction of Maungatepopo Stream and Wainuioru River

Hakikino

important and ancient pā and site of the last great battle between Ngāti Rangitāne and Ngāti Kahungunu

southwest of Waimārama (locality)

Hangaroa

long stretch of water

Hangaroa River

Harataunga

the great bonding of people, a gift of Ngāti Raukatauri land to Ngāti Tamaterā

Kennedy Bay

Haruru-o-te-rangi

belonged to the Tūwharetoa people who lived by Rotoaira

pā at southwestern side of Lake Rotoaira

Hauhungatahi

not known

Hauhungatahi

Hautapu

death by violence

Hautapu River

Hautūterangi

pā of the chief Te Rangi-tua-mātotoru

pā at Motutere (locality)

Heipipi

a Rangitāne pā named after the east coast pā of that name

pā in vicinity of Masterton

Heipipi

an ancient pā of Whatumoana and Ngāti Awa people

pā on hill northwest of Bay View (locality)

Herehereuma

the warrior chief Rāwiri Tamanui tied a rope around his chest and abseiled down the cliff

829m maunga 16.5km northeast of Whatatutu (locality)

Herekino

badly tied bird snares

Herekino Harbour

Heretaunga

to tie up the waka, named for the wharenui built by Whātonga after he migrated here

plains on which Hastings is located

Hikapu

name of a prominent rangatira of Kārearea pā

Hikapu / Mount Ross

Hikukoekoeā

area of Ngāti Kahungunu. Tapuwae was the chief

pā in vicinity of Frasertown

Hikurangi

landmark peak, rising to skyline

Hikurangi

Hikurua

not known

Hikurua / de Surville Cliffs

Hinuwera

strategic pā of Te Waharoa

pā in vicinity of Hinuera (locality)

Hiorekata

a Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara settlement

kāinga west of Woodhill (locality)

Hōkio

the hearing (by Hau) of a whistling sound

Hokio Stream

Honipaka

devour dried food

area southeast of Albatross Point

Hopekako

ancient pā of Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Pou

on Saint Peters (hill)

Horotea

formed by a slip in white pumice country

Lake Horotea

Horowhenua

land eroded by slips

Lake Horowhenua

Hōteo

a large calabash

Hōteo River

Houhora

spread feathers to dry

Houhora Harbour

Huiarau

figuratively, anything much prized, as huia feathers

Huiarau Range

Hurunuiorangi

not known

kāinga northwest of Gladstone (locality), right bank of Ruamahanga River

Ikawetea

where Tamatea Pōkai Whenua and Kahungunu untied their kete of fish for a meal

Ikawetea Stream

Kahukurī

‘the spotted dogskin cloak’, a reference to peace made between Kawerau and Te Taoū

significant site northwest of Waimauku

Kahurānaki

refers to the maunga ‘revealing itself’

Kahurānaki

Kaiaua

for the abundant stocks of aua (yellow-eyed mullet)

kāinga at Kaiaua (locality)

Kaiawatea

ancient pā of Tūwharetoa

pā southwest of Tūrangi

Kaihoata

named by Kupe for the prolific birdlife along its length

Kaihoata River

Kaihū

where Ihenga silently (secretly) ate all the toheroa (a type of shellfish)

Kaihū River

Kaikai

where Tōhē had a meal of mussels

rock at Kaikai Beach, mouth of Waimamaku River

Kaikai

pā first established by Maki, eponymous ancestor of Te Kawerau-a-Maki, and his sons

Kaikai Pā, at south side of Kaukapakapa River mouth

Kaikākā

an extensive area of Ngāti Tamaoho urupā

urupā at Waiuku River, south of Pukewhau Creek

Kaimanawa

"my breath is my food" replied Ngātoroirangi when asked how he survived the desert

Kaimanawa Mountains

Kaipara

to eat flounder

Kaipara Harbour

Kaipara

to eat flounder

Kaipara River

Kairara

eat ribs

Maunga Kairara

Kaitarakihi

where Pūaho, enticed into the forest by the patupaiarehe (fairies), ate cicadas after many days without food

Kaitarakihi

Kaituna

eels for food

Kaituna River

Kaiwhaikī

an orator

kāinga on right bank of Whanganui River, northwest of Upokongaro (locality)

Kaiwhakareireia

an important stronghold of Ngāi Tauira

pā in vicinity of Ormond (locality)

Kākāmōria

leg-ring of the parrot, a Ngāti Maniapoto pā in the 1800s

pā at Hangatiki (locality)

Kākātarahae

the screeching of kākā

Kakatarahae

Kākātarahae

historic Tūhoe pā

pā near confluence of Kotorenui Stream and Owhakatoro Stream

Kāpiapia

kauri resin

Kapiapia Rock

Kapowai

from kapokapowai (dragonfly), the mutual boundary of Ngāti Hei and Ngāti Tamaterā

Kapowai River

Kāpuni

camping place of Turi

Kapuni Stream

Kapūterangi

pā originally belonging to Toitehuatahi

pā at Kōhī Point, Whakatāne

Karanga Tūī

call of the tūī

small 41m hill at south of Paeroa

Karāpiro

foul smoke from burning bodies piled up on the rocks

historic site south of Karapiro (locality), now submerged

Karetoki Whare

where Karetoki lived with Pania, tūpuna to the hapū of Ahuriri

kāinga on northeast side of Mataruahou (hill)

Kārewa

a float

Kārewa / Gannet Island

Kārewa

a float

Karewa Island off Matakana Island

Karihipōtae

incident where Rongopopoia was killed

mouth of Waiotahe River

Karioi

to linger

Mount Karioi

Katikara

where Turi first heard the voices of other people

Katikara Stream

Kawakawa

for the shrub

Kawakawa River

Kawakawa

for the Ngāti Paoa chief Te Raukawakawa

Kawakawa Bay

Kawakawa

where the daughters of Kupe made a wreath of kawakawa

Te Kawakawa Rocks

Kawakawa-mai-tawhiti

a Hawaiki name (kawakawa from Tahiti)

kāinga in vicinity of Te Araroa (locality)

Kaweka

ridge

Kaweka Range

Kawerua

where Tōhē replaced the straps of his sandals

coastal area southeast of South Head

Kawhātau

not known

Kawhātau River

Kāwhia

the embracing of Turi

Kawhia Harbour

Kerepēhi

compacted clay, originally a pā of Ngāti Hako

kāinga at Kerepehi (locality)

Kerikeri

to cultivate, dig repeatedly

Kerikeri River

Kikowhakarere

for the abandoned bodies from a battle between Ngāti Huarere and Marutūahu. Pā of Ngāti Patukirikiri, hapū of Tamatepō

pā on Ruffin Peninsula

Kinikini

to nip or to pinch

Long Point / Taramahiti Point

Kirikiriroa

long gravel bank used as a pathway across swamps

kāinga on left bank of Waikato River, central Hamilton

Kiriwai

name of a Ngāti Kahungunu waka traded to Ngāti Rangitāne for a right to occupy this area after migrating south from Tūranganui-a-Kiwa

kāinga at southwestern side of Lake Ōnoke

Kōhaonui

Ngāti Rangi kāinga for eel weirs at Ōtemataraha lake and wetlands

kāinga on northeastern slope of Ōtamakotinga (hill)

Kohia

for the gathering of red ochre from the island

Wiroa Island

Kohukohu

the curse of Kupe on his people for opening a hangi before it was fully cooked

kāinga at Kohukohu (locality)

Kohukohunui

the great misty maunga or cloud

Kohukohunui

Kohuroa-a-naki

slow moving thick fog

Kohuronaki

Kōiro

conger eel

kāinga in vicinity of Koiro (locality)

Kōkakotaea

arrival of the kōkako

Mangakōkakotaea Stream

Kōkopunui

a type of fish

Colenso Lake

Kōpū

a deep hole in swampy land where taniwha live

kāinga in vicinity of Kopu (locality)

Kōpuanui

Rangitāne pā

pā east of Ashhurst (locality)

Korokio

a type of fern used as a herb

Korokio Stream

Koru

the great fortress of Ngā Māhanga a Tāiri, a branch of Taranaki iwi

in bend in Oakura River southeast of Ōakura

Kuratawhiti

not known

significant site in vicinity of Greytown

Mahipatua

one of the main Te Uri-o-Hau pā, home of Te Hana who married Rangiwhapapa

Mahipatua Pa, north-northwest of Lake Humuhumu

Māhoenui

for large māhoe trees

area in vicinity of Māhoenui (locality)

Mahurangi

flesh of kūmara. Denotes importance of place or person

Mahurangi Harbour

Mairehau

for the Rangitāne o Manawatū hapū Ngāti Mairehau

Mairehau

Maitai

from the sea

Maitai Bay

Mākākahi

for freshwater mussels gathered here

Mākākahi River

Mākeo

rising to a sharp point

Makeo

Maketū

the cradle of Tainui people, the landing place of the Tainui waka. A Hawaiki name

just south of Kawhia

Maketū

pā of the landing place of the Arawa waka and revered cradle of its people

pā in vicinity of Maketu (locality)

Manaia

ornamental carved work, from the original Polynesian word 'Mangaia'

Bream Head

Manawatāwhi

to hold one's breath at the beauty of the islands

Manawatāwhi / Three Kings Islands

Manawatū

where the heart of Haunui-a-Nanaia ‘stopped’ or ‘settled’ when he saw the river (in relief, in awe, in shock, there are several stories)

Manawatū River

Mangahao

Kahungunu papakāinga and connects trails from west to east

Mangahao River

Mangakāhia

river with kāhia (climbing vine, NZ passionfruit) along its banks

Mangakāhia River

Mangamuka

river of thread after flax scraped or a pathway

Mangamuka River

Manganui

a large river

Manganui River

Manganui-o-Te-Ao

large river of the world. Te Ao was a tupuna of those people

Manganuioteao River

Mangapurua

junction of two streams or a dammed stream

Mangapurua Stream

Mangatainoka

for an endemic species of broom (a shrub)

Mangatainoka River

Mangatawa

pā built by Tamatea Arikinui of Tākitimu

pā on Mangatawa (hill)

Mangatāwhiri

refers to a flowering shrub

Mangatāwhiri River

Mangatāwhiri

impressively fortified Ngāti Manuhiri pā

pā at Jones Bay

Mangatewainui

an ancient trail into the Ruahine ranges

Mangatewainui River

Mangatoro

traditional trading point for goods transported by awa

Mangatoro River

Mangawhai

waters where stingray are found

Mangawhai Harbour

Mangawhero

reddish water of the river

Mangawhero River

Mangōnui

large shark

Mangōnui Harbour

Maniaiti

a small landslip

Maniaiti

Mānuka

a rāhui post of manuka or the anxiety of Te Hotunui taking the Tainui waka over the bar at the harbour mouth

Manukau Harbour

Mānunutahi

an ideal place to wait for suitable tides before crossing the dangerous harbour entrance

Mānunutahi Bay

Māpiupiu

refers to the ferns along the waterways

kāinga in vicinity of Māpiu (locality)

Maraekōwhai

courtyard where kōwhai grew

kāinga at Maraekowhai (locality)

Marae-o-Hine

pā of Tūrongo where Raukawa grew up

pā in vicinity of Rangiatea (locality)

Maraeroa

a seasonal base for gathering food and medicine and a refuge for Ngāti Ringi and Tutahi in times of war

kāinga south of Lake Rotorangi

Maraeroa

long, open space

kāinga northwest of Pureora (mountain)

Maraetai

an open landing place

kāinga near Waikato River mouth

Maramarua

valley cultivations

kāinga in vicinity of Maramarua (locality)

Marau

meteor or comet

Marau Point

Mārima

not known

Mārima

Marokopa

the stiffness of Turi

Marokopa River

Marotere

loin cloth floating away

Marotere Islands

Marotiri

a place where certain rites were performed

Marotiri

Mātaikonā

that place, a particular part of the sea

Mataikona River

Matakana

the wariness of Ngāti Panauehu and Ngāti Tetaitawaro rangatira at the arrival of Whātonga at Maketū

Matakana Island

Matakanakana

the glowering eyes, a Ngāti Manuhiri pā protecting nearby shark fishing grounds that gave its name to the wider area

pā at east side of Mahurangi Harbour opposite Sandspit (locality)

Matakaoa

surface of tide as it churns over a reef

Matakaoa Point

Mātakitaki

the lookout, a Waikato pā razed by Ngāpuhi in 1822

at northwest of Pirongia

Mātakitaki-a-Kupe

the gazing of Kupe out to the sea

Cape Palliser / Mātakitaki-a-Kupe

Matakuhia

awe inspiring

Matakuhia Range

Mātāpia

it looks like a head or face with a hole in it

Matapia

Mataruahou

refers to the mirror images of faces in pools along the tracks over the island

Mataruahou

Mate ā-ongaonga

to kill birds caught by means of a lure or decoy

Matemateaonga Range

Matiu

this Ngāi Tara pā belongs to Kupe traditions

pā on Matiu / Somes Island

Matuku

Ngāti Whitikaupeka pā

on south ridge of Matuku (hill)

Matukutūreia

the chief of the pā at the maunga was nicknamed the 'careless bittern' having fallen asleep after a fishing expedition, providing an opportunity for Kawharu to attack the pā

Matukutūreia / McLaughlins Mountain

Matukutūruru

the watchful matuku (bittern, a native bird), a contrast to Matukutūreia as the chief of the pā at this maunga was vigilant unlike his brother

Matukutūruru

Mauao

this maunga became stuck at the coast when the patupaiarehe (fairies) helping him to the ocean fled at daybreak

Mount Maunganui

Maukatia

a traditional resource gathering site, including volcanic rock for tool making

Maukatia Bay

Maunga Hirakimatā

Waipahihi witnessed lightning strike the face of the maunga, an omen of the death of her husband Rehua

Mount Hobson

Maunga-a-Kāhia

stronghold of Kahungunu

pā on 112m hill southeast of Pariokena (locality)

Maunga-a-Kawa

place of ritual

Maungakawa

Maungaharuru

resounding noise from a maunga, created by heavy storms

Maungaharuru Range

Maungahaumia

for Haumia Tieke Tieke, atua of uncultivated food

Maungahaumi

Maungakiekie

maunga of kiekie (the vine) or culminating in a pinnacle

Maungakiekie / One Tree Hill

Maunganui

named by Tōhē after the Maunganui in Muriwhenua

Maunganui Bluff

Maungapōhatu

rocky maunga, sacred landmark of Tūhoe

Maungapōhatu

Maungarake

barren range

inland range southeast of Gladstone (locality)

Maungaroa

refers to the length

Maungaroa / Blagdon Hill

Maungataniwha

the resting place of the taniwha Āraiteuru, who created many basins for its spawn when travelling here from Hokianga

Maungataniwha Range

Maungataniwha

maunga of taniwha

Maungataniwha

Maungatautari

maunga where birds were ensnared with a cord

Maungatautari

Maungatūtū

maunga of prickly grasses

Maungatūtū

Maungauika

the rock with a spring

Maungauika

Meremere

for a battle fought with meremere (small clubs)

kāinga in vicinity of Meremere (locality)

Mikimiki

the surprised look of Ngātuere Tāwhirimātea Tāwhao when confronted by a massive war party

significant site in vicinity of Mikimiki (locality)

Mimi

likened to a stream of urine

Mimi River

Moanauriuri

important fishing base for its rich marine resources

Kawau Bay

Moawhango

the call of the moa is said to sound like "whango"

Moawhango River

Moekawa

not known

Moekawa / South West Island

Mōhaka

a place where the haka is performed

Mohaka River

Mōhakatino

not known

Mōhakatino River

Mōkai Pātea

inland Pātea or 'the Pātea country'

Mokai Patea Range

Mōkau

to be basic, ordinary, unadorned, and refers to the tupuna Mōkau, who married Ruapūtahanga

Mōkau River

Mōkau

to be basic, ordinary, unadorned, refers to the tupuna Mōkau who married Ruapūtahanga

kāinga at Mōkau (locality)

Mōkauiti

in association with the stream

kāinga at Mōkauiti Stream

Mōkauiti

tributary of the Mōkau river

Mōkauiti Stream

Mokoia

said to be a play on the words for Uenukukōpako killing Arorangi by bashing him with a kō (digging stick) around his tattooed forehead (moko)

pā on Mokoia Island, Lake Rotorua

Mokoia/Mauinaina

chief was Te Hīnaki, both pā captured by Ngāpuhi (circa 1821)

pā at Panmure, Auckland

Motairehe

refers to the connection of Ngāti Rehua to the Tainui waka

open area at north of Great Barrier Island (Aotea Island)

Mōtītī

a Hawaiki name

Mōtītī Island

Mōtū

heavy stone from this river used for sinkers

Mōtū River

Motuhaku

island with abundant kingfish in the surrounding ocean

Motuhaku Island / Schooner Rocks

Motukahaua

a type of powerful incantation to counter the enemy's prayers and spells

Motukahaua Island (Happy Jack Island)

Motukākārikitahi

island of the single parakeet

Motukakarikitahi Island (Rat island)

Motukawa

island of kawakawa shrub

Cavalli Islands

Motukehu

one of three sisters that the taniwha Te Rapatiotio turned into maunga

Black Hill

Motukino

not known

Fanal Island (Motukino)

Motukōkako

kōkako were kept here for their feathers

Motukōkako Island / Piercy Island

Motukōrea

may refer to small waka

Browns Island (Motukorea)

Motungaio

grove of ngaio, an ancient pā founded by Tuahumahina which subsequently had many occupants due to its strategic position

pā at Kawhia (locality)

Motu-o-Pao

island of Pao

Motuopao Island

Motuoruhi

a type of flint found in stone known as hinewaiapu or an inferior variety of flax

Motuoruhi Island (Goat Island)

Motu-o-Rūrū

island of owls, ruru also being kaitiaki for Ngāti Tū

at southwest of Rukumoana Forest

Moturemu

boundary marker for Ngāti Manuhiri

Moturemu Island

Moturoa

long island

Moturoa Island

Motutāiko

island of the black petrel

Motutaiko Island

Mōtūwairaka

the place where Wairaka, wife of Haunui-a-Poupoto drowned and transfigured to rock (like an anchoring stone)

area around Riversdale Beach (locality)

Moumoukai

important pā of inter-tribal relationships

pā on Moumoukai (hill), north of Nūhaka

Moutohorā

whale island

Moutohora Island

Murimotu

any island adjacent to Muriwhenua

Murimotu Island

Muriwai

'enclosed waters' or 'the lagoon'

Port Jackson

Muriwhenua

northern most part of the land

all lands northwest of Maungataniwha Range

Murupara

name of a taniwha

kāinga in vicinity of Murupara (locality)

Ngā Atua Tātā

site of battles between the gods

Ngā Atua Tātā / Kerr Point

Ngā Awapūrua

the confluence of the rivers, a mahinga kai for migrating eel

mahinga kai at Ngawapurua (locality)

Ngā Hore

ancient Rangitāne and Ngāi Tahu pā

pā to south of Lake Whatumā

Ngā Huinga

meeting place of the rivers

confluence of Ongarue River with Whanganui River

Ngā Kai-hīnaki-a-Whata

the eel weirs, the food reserves of Whata

hills from west of Waipukurau to east of Dannevirke

Ngā Kurī-a-Whārei

the dogs of Whārei, one tradition refers to eels that surface at night to breath air, making a barking noise

reef offshore from Waihi Beach

Ngā Mātia

for eel weirs in the swamp

Ngamatea East Swamp

Ngā Puha-ake-o-te-ora

the bursting forth of life

spring off Te Motu-o-Kura / Bare Island

Ngā Rimutāmaka

rock outcrop with a grove on it, being the birthplace of Paerangi, eponymous ancestor of Ngāti Rangi

urupā on southern slopes of Mount Ruapehu

Ngā Tai-i-whakatūria-e-Kupe-ki-te-marowhara

the tides that were turned back by Kupe with his kilt

sea off Te Oneroa-a-Tōhē / Ninety Mile Beach

Ngā Tamāhinerua

two females

Ngatamahinerua

Ngā Tārua

for the ridges and saddles running down to the Rangitīkei

area on right bank of Rangitīkei River east of Taoroa Junction (locality)

Ngā Turi-o-Murimotu

maunga tapu of Ngāti Rangi

814m maunga west of Waiouru (locality)

Ngā Umukākāpō

where kākāpō were cooked

site in vicinity of Inglis Bush

Ngā Waka-a-Kupe

the waka of Kupe

three hills south-southeast of Martinborough

Ngāhoro

describes the fragmented nature of the island

Nga Horo Island

Ngakuraho

‘my testicles’ referring to the shape of this pā of Tūirirangi, a tupuna of Ngāti Maniapoto

pā south of Hangatiki (locality)

Ngāmoerangi

the site of conflicts between Ngāti Tū and neighbouring tribes

at mouth of Pākuratahi Stream

Ngāmotu

the islands

Ngā Motu / Sugar Loaf Islands

Ngā-pona-o-Tamatekapua

the joints of Tamatekapua

Moehau Range

Ngāroto

the lakes

mahinga kai encompassing several lakes and wetlands southeast of Mangawhai (locality)

Ngāruawāhia

Te Ngaere calling to “break open up the food pits”

kāinga at Ngāruawāhia

Ngaruroro Moko-tū-ā-raro ki Rangatira

the dog of Māhu startled upokororo (the extinct New Zealand grayling) which rippled the water. Later Moko-tū-ā-raro, son of Ruawharo, was placed at the mouth of the river as a mauri to extend and protect fishing grounds

Ngaruroro River and Clive River

Ngataea

where Tōhē could hardly breathe when he was overcome by mist and fog

Ngataea / Hooper Point

Ngā-Taratara-o-Toi

the needles of Toi

Needles Point

Ngāuruhoe

name of the slave that Ngātoroirangi threw into the volcano

Mount Ngauruhoe

Ngāwhakaraua

not known

Ngāwhakaraua

Ngongotahā

where Ihenga accepted a drink from a calabash offered by the patupaiarehe (fairies)

kāinga in vicinity of Ngongotahā (suburb)

Ngunguru

a groaning sound or rumble

Ngunguru River

Nūhaka

ancient strategic pā

pā near Nūhaka (locality)

Nukutaurua

waka used in setting seine nets over wide extents

Kahutara Point

Ōākuramatapū

for Ākuramatapū of the Kurahaupō waka who settled here

Oakura River

Ohae

not known

area around the mouth of Ohae Stream

Ōhane

not known

Ōhane Stream

Ōhau

a Hawaiki name, refers to the prevalent winds

Ōhau / West Island

Ōhau

river of Haunui-a-Nanaia

Ōhau River

Ōhīnau

island of the hīnau tree

Ohinau Island

Ōhinemutu

originally for a rock erected by Ihenga in memory of his murdered wife

pā at the shore at Ohinemutu (suburb)

Ōhīrea

indistinct or faint (sounds, smells, etc)

Ōhīrea

Ōhiwa

of Hiwa, a well known chief of his time

Ōhiwa Harbour

Ōhura

river belonging to Hura

Ōhura River

Oingo

not known

Oingo Lake

Ōkareka

lake of sweet food, for the kūmara grown here

Lake Ōkareka

Ōkōrewa

not known

kāinga just southeast of Lake Ferry (locality)

Ō-Kupe-Mai-Tawhiti

in association with the bay

Okupu

Ō-Kupe-Mai-Tawhiti

where Kupe berthed his waka

Okupu Bay

Omāhu

where Māhu Tapoanui ran out of provisions on his southward journey

pā at Omahu (locality)

Ōmāī

calm waters

Omaio Bay

Ōmangaia

associated with the Ngāti Taimanawaiti chief Te Hehewa

Ōmangaia Pā at Tipau Point

Ōmāpere

place of Māpere

Lake Ōmāpere

Ōmoekau

site of one of the earliest built structures (dated to 1180AD) identified in Te Ika-a-Māui

Moikau

Onewhero

red sand

kāinga northwest of Onewhero (locality)

Ongaonga

for the stinging tree nettle

area around Ongaonga Stream

Ōngare

ancient pā of Ngāi Te Rangi

pā at Ongare Point

Ōngarue

the place of shaking, earthquakes

Ongarue River

Ōnoke

place of the earthworm

Lake Ōnoke

Ōpito

where a chief joined together the umbilical cords of his two sons born to rival wives at the same time

Opito Bay

Ōpōtiki-mai-tawhiti

where the tupuna Tarawa released his pet tanahanaha (fish) brought from Hawaiki

springs at bluff behind Waiotahe Beach

Ōrākau

where Tainui put defences in their last battle with British soldiers

kāinga at Orakau (locality)

Ōrākeikōrako

bedecked with the light coloured feathers of a hawk

Orakei Korako

Ōrete

not known

Orete Point

Oromaki

not known

Oromaki / North East Island

Ōrongo

the listening post (for catching migratory birds)

coast between Piako River and Waihou River

Ōrongokoekoeā

‘listen for the Long-tailed cuckoo’, the pā where Tāwhiao was born

pā on a 305m hill in the upper reaches of Mangaongaonga Stream

Ōrongorongo

belonging to Rongorongo, wife of Turi, a skilled gardener

Ōrongorongo River

Oroua

sound of rain

kāinga in vicinity of Feilding

Oroua

sound of rain

Oroua River

Ōrua-pouanui

belonging to Rua-Pouanui

Baring Head / Ōrua-pouanui

Ōruarangi

place of Ruarangi

coastal point south of Port Waikato

Ōruataua

place of war parties

Orutua River

Ōruawharo

Ruawharo was a priest on the Tākitimu waka

Oruawharo River

Ōruru

place of the owl

Oruru River

Ōruru

place of the owl

Doubtless Bay

Ōtahatekapua

belonging to either Te Kāhui Kapua (the cloud people) or the tupuna Kapua Te Ariki

Ōtahatekapua Kāinga, a kāinga and hunting grounds on southern slopes of Mount Ruapehu

Ōtahu

the place of Tahu

Otahu River

Ōtahuao

for the Rangitāne tupuna Tahuao

Ōtahuao

Ōtāhuhu

the upturned hull of the Tainui waka looked like the tāhuhu (ridgepole) of a whare, when transported across the isthmus

Ōtāhuhu / Mount Richmond

Ōtaipango

for the black waters due to abundant bull kelp

Ōtaipango / Henderson Bay

Ōtāiri

emerges ‘as if hanging’ above the mists of the Rangitīkei

area between Turakina River and Rangitīkei River, north of Hunterville

Ōtakanini

an ancient pā

pā at south of Kaipara Harbour

Ōtaki

where Haunui-a-Nanaia held his staff while speaking

Ōtaki River

Ōtamakapua

historic place associated with the confederated iwi of Mōkai Pātea

area east of Pakihikura (locality)

Ōtamakotinga

where the ceremony was held to bury the pito (umbilical cord)

Ōtamakotinga

Ōtamaraho

river for circumcision, a wāhi tapu, tohi, mahinga kai, and where eels were found in abundance

Otamaraho Stream

Ōtamarākau

massive ancient pā of Waitaha of the Arawa waka

pā in vicinity of Otamarakau (locality)

Ōtamatea

of Tamatea, on the Tākitimu waka

Otamatea River

Ōtāne

not known

area around Ōtāne (locality)

Ōtanewainuku

the lover of Pūwhenua

Otanewainuku

Ōtara

Ngāti Hauiti pā

pā southeast of Ōhingaiti (locality)

Ōtātara

an old but important pā of its time. Tu Rauwha was the chief

southwest of Taradale (suburb)

Ō-Tautū-i-te-Rangi

for a Hauraki tupuna killed here by Te Raumāhoe of the Marutūahu iwi

Otautu Point

Ōtawhiwhi

for the rock which the entrails of a Ngāti Tamaterā chief were entwined on

tidal banks on inner side of Bowentown Heads

Ōtewā

‘of the time’ Tāwhiao returned to Te Nehenehenui

kāinga at Ōtewā (locality)

Otoea

not known

kāinga at confluence of Hautapu River and Rangitīkei River

Ōtorohanga

where hands were extended figuratively or literally (there are several stories)

kāinga at Ōtorohanga (locality)

Ōtū

place of Tū

North Cape / Otou

Ōtūhawaiki

Ngā Ariki Kaipūtahi pā, once besieged by Whakatōhea

pā at 829m hill with steep bluffs northeast of Waipaoa (locality)

Ōtūkōpiri

pinched with cold

kāinga at Koriniti Pa (locality)

Otūmoetai

the tide standing still as if asleep

Otūmoetai Pā, at Otūmoetai Beach

Ōtūmore

for the Ngāti Whatumāmoa tupuna Tūmore

Otumore

Ōtūpae

this range protrudes from Ruahine Range

Otupae Range

Ōueariu

not known

Ōueariu

Ōwhāriu

to turn aside, a reference to where Kupe dried his sails

Ohariu Bay

Ōwhata

a pā of Hinemoa, famed for swimming across the lake to her lover Tūtanekai. Ihenga originally applied the name to the area

pā at Kawaha Point

Paekauri

maunga with a stand of kauri

Paekauri

Paepae-o-Tū

standing place of Tūmatauenga, the atua associated with man and war

Paepae-o-Tū / Bream Tail

Paeroa

long range

Paeroa

Paeterangi

captured by soldiers after the defeat of Rangiriri in 1863

pā southwest of Paterangi (locality)

Paetūmōkai

where a snare caught a local chief's pet bird

kāinga in vicinity of Featherston

Pāhaoa

wind break around cultivation

Pāhaoa River

Pakakina

Ngāti Tamaoho defensive pā for Pēhiakura with an excellent vantage point

immediately south of Pēhiakura Lake

Pākarae

a Hawaiki name

Pakarae River

Pakeke-o-Whirikoka

where Whirikoka entertained a seal

pā at Whatatutu on terrace above Mangatū River

Pakihikura

an ancestral waka of Whakatōhea

harbour at the mouth of Waioeka River

Pakipaki

named following the killing of Marukukere

Pakipaki Stream

Pākiri

a fish also known as kopukopu

Pakiri River

Pākuku

for seasonal gathering of Green-lipped mussels from the rocks

mahinga kai around mouth of Pākuku Stream, southwest of Herbertville

Pāmotumotu

refers to a pā divided into isolated portions

Pamotumoto

Panepaoa

renowned fishing area for Maungaharuru-Tangitū hapū and part of the wider pā complex

coastal kāinga at mouth of Pākuratahi Stream

Panetiki

tauranga waka and significant site on ceremonial journeys taking the deceased to urupā

Panetiki Island / The Outpost

Panguru

to make a rumbling sound

Panguru Range

Panirau

many bereavements due to drownings in rapids

rapids at confluence of Panirau Stream and Mōkau River

Papaaroha

beloved land

kāinga at Papaaroha (locality)

Papaioea

ancient Rangitāne pā, refers to an exclamation of "beauties indeed!"

pā in the centre of Palmerston North

Papawai

the whare wānanga of Mātorohanga

pā just southeast of Greytown

Papawhitu

the place of gathered forces

Papawhitu Pā, at Maraetai Point

Pārae Kāretu

sandal made from kāretu (sweet-scented grass)

Pārae Karetu

Paraiti

a very tapu river due to the number of urupā and burial caves along it

Paraiti River

Pārengarenga

leggings made of flax leaves

Pārengarenga Harbour

Parininihi

steep cliffs

Parininihi

Parinuiterā

high cliff facing the rising sun

Gable End Foreland

Pari-o-Kariwa

the cliff belonging to Kariwa

Pariokariwa Point

Pari-o-Mahu

originally Paripari (dirt cliffs), renamed for Mahu when he became lost here on a journey to avenge the theft of his kūmara crops

mahinga kai at Blackhead Point

Paritū

sheer cliffs

Paritū

Pātea-nui-a-Turi

the large cloak of Turi

kāinga at Pātea (locality)

Patiarero

a flatterer

kāinga at Jerusalem (locality)

Patumāhoe

cutting of the māhoe tree

kāinga at Patumahoe (locality)

Pāuanui

place abundant with pāua

kāinga at Pauanui (locality)

Pāuatahanui

pā of Rangihaeata, nephew of Te Rauparaha

pā at confluence of Pāuatahanui Stream with Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour

Pēhiakura

substantial Ngāti Tamaoho settlement abandoned in the 1820s due to the musket wars, then re-established in the 1830s

kāinga at east side of Pēhiakura Lake

Piako

the emptying waters

Piako River

Pihanga

female maunga fought over by Tongariro and Taranaki

Pihanga

Pipiriki

rifleman (bird)

kāinga at Pipiriki (locality)

Piwhane

where Tōhē told his grandfather "If I should die, catch my spirit and stop it getting to Te Rerenga Wairua"

Piwhane / Spirits Bay

Poanui

a bounty of food

Paoanui Point

Pōhangina

an ulcerated landscape in darkness, alluding to a Rangitāne skirmish

Pohangina River

Pōhatuhāhā

a desolate place where lightning is said to strike when someone noteworthy dies

Pohatuhaha

Pōhaturoa

Tūwharetoa pā on a volcanic rhyolite dome, later breached by Ngāti Raukawa

pā on Pohaturoa Rock southwest of Ātiamuri

Pōhaturoa

refers to the large stones on the beach including the boulder called Ōhinerangi

kāinga at Ohinerangi Beach

Pohokura

name of a mōkai (pet) of Tamatea Pōkai Whenua which escaped in this area

wāhi tapu between Otupae Range, Taruarau River and Ikawetea Stream

Pōkino

Ngāti Tamaoho settlement founded in the 1850s due to flooding at nearby Mangatāwhiri

Pōkino Kainga, at northeast of Pōkeno

Pokohinu

oil filed recesses, referring to harvesting manu ōi (Grey-faced petrel chicks as 'muttonbirds')

Burgess Island (Pokohinu)

Pokopoko

Ngāti Paki kāinga

kāinga at Pokopoko Stream

Pōrangahau

'the night of great reflection' refers to the flight of Te Rongouruao, having killed the husband of Tuteihunga. He took this event as his name, which was then applied to the area

area around Pōrangahau (locality)

Porirua

associated with the name of the harbour and site of Ngāti Toa settlement since the 1820s

Mount Porirua

Pou Tu o Te Rangi

main settlement of Haumoewaarangi, eponymous ancestor of Te Uri-o-Te Rangi

at south of Dargaville

Pouākai

female maunga that stopped Pukeonaki (see Taranaki) from rushing into the sea when he fled the centre of the island

Pouakai Range

Pouerua

a Ngāti Pou pā, the name refers to a type of shellfish

pā on Pouerua (hill) southwest of Pakaraka (locality)

Pouhōkio

for a skilled warrior woman who was ritually blessed in this stream after having to fight naked

Pouhōkio Stream

Pounui

not known

Lake Pounui

Pourērere

land claims were so extensive the survey pegs were said to be jumping or flying

significant site in vicinity of Pourerere (locality)

Pourewa

not known

Porewa Stream

Pourewa

Ngāti Hauiti and Ngāi Te Upokoiri papakāinga

kāinga east of Porewa (locality) northwest of Marton

Poutū

the standing point

falls and rapids at the original confluence of Poutu Stream with Lake Rotoaira

Puetou

to dip stone in water during the tool manufacturing process

on 337m hill north-northwest of Okere Falls (locality)

Puhinui

area of wāhi tapu and tauranga waka and associated with Ngāti Manuhiri tūpuna including Pōnui and Maeaea

area of downtown Warkworth and waterfalls on Mahurangi River

Puhitahi

Ngāti Tamaoho settlement and famous tauranga waka

kāinga on a small peninsula at head of Whatapaka Creek

Pukaha

for the strong winds that are persistent in this area

Pukaha / Mount Bruce

Pūkākā

for the kākā in the surrounding trees

Pūkākā / Marsland Hill

Puke o Tara

for Taramainuku, an early ancestor of the Tainui people, also known as a taniwha and kaitiaki of Mānuka [Manukau Harbour]

Puke o Tara

Pukeahurangi

high up or elevated, a navigational landmark named by the Rangitāne tupuna Hinetearorangi

Pukeahurangi / Jumbo

Pukeamoamo

named by the Rangitāne tupuna Hinetearorangi for the pou of the wharenui where tūpuna are carved

Pukeamoamo / Mitre

Pukeareinga

where the spirits of those who died in the battle Te Ika Ranganui gathered before departing

Pukeareinga

Pukehau

pā of Maungaharuru

east of Nukuhou North (locality)

Pukeiahua

a fortified pā and settlement of Tainui

pā at southeast side of Ngāruawāhia

Puke-i-Āki-Rangi

hill that was propelled skyward

Puke-i-Āki-Rangi

Pukekaihau

pā first established by Ruakūhā in 16th century

pā at Hunter Memorial Park, Waipukurau

Pukekaiiti

an ancient pā

pā on Titirangi (hill) southwest of Kaiti (suburb)

Pukekawa

the hill where rituals are practiced

Pukekawa

Puke-kōiwi-riki

hill of small bones

Pukekiwiriki

Pukekura

red hill

Pukekura

Pukematekeo

fortified pā of Ngāti Manuhiri

pā north of Matakana (locality)

Pukenui-o-raho

bulging testicles

Pukenuioraho

Pukerangiora

a Ngāti Awa fortress

on left bank of Waitara River south of Waitara

Puketapu

a Ngāti Awa fortress

pā south of Te Teko (locality)

Puketapu

sacred hill

the hill at Fernhill (locality)

Puketoi

fast-moving hill

Puketoi Range

Pukewā

one of three sisters that the taniwha Te Rapatiotio turned into maunga

‘Martha Hill' at Waihi, excavated for gold mining

Pūrahoitangihia

the raho lying in a heap that was wept over, referring to the death of Te Ahimatutunu

Pūrahoitangihia

Purapura

large Ngāti Tamaoho settlement on the Awaroa, from where waka could be hauled between the Waikato and Mānuka [Manukau Harbour]

kāinga south of Waiuku

Puroa

maunga tapu of Te Uri-o-Hau, a shelter and on route to their northern territories

Puroa / Boar Hill

Pūtauaki

the base or foundation of a maunga

Pūtauaki or Mount Edgecumbe

Pūwheke

a taniwha met by the waka Māmaru

Puwheke

Pūwhenua

the lover of Ōtanewainuku

Puwhenua

Rāhuipōkeka

because eels were being overfished, a rāhui was declared with a pōkeka hammered into the ground

kāinga at Huntly

Raikapua

an ancient Kahungunu pā and battle site

pā on a steep cliff south-southwest of Dannevirke, left bank of Manawatū River

Rākaumangamanga

a many branched tree, an unstable tree

Rakaumangamanga

Raketapauma

a transliteration of ‘rake the papauma’, the Broadleaf tree whose leaves and bark Ngāti Rangi used for firewood

kāinga at Raketapauma Wetland

Rākino

day of doom, what is said to be left of another island named Hurakia after the eruption of Rangitoto

Rakino Island

Rakitū

connected to the omens of the death of Rehua

Rakitu Island (Arid Island)

Rangatauanui

larger of two lakes named for the warrior demi-god Rangataua

pā on Rangatauanui Hill southwest of Ohakune

Rangatira

chiefly

Te Oneone Rangatira Beach

Rangatira

name of the pet dog of Matangi which went missing here

range between Rangitīkei River and Porewa Stream, west of Hunterville

Rangaunu

a good catch from a shoal of fish

Rangaunu Harbour

Rangiātaahua

for the mother of Kupa the last known chief of Tūtira

wāhi tapu at lower reach of Kotomangengi Stream

Rangiāwhiao

the area circumnavigated

area between Whatuwhiwhi and Merita (localities)

Rangiora

from the name of the adjacent pā that strategically controlled the channel

Rangiora Narrows

Rangipō

the dark sky associated with snowstorms

significant site in Te Onetapu (desert)

Rangipoua

a day to be remembered for whatever reason

Rangipoua

Rangiriri

where Waikato fought against British soldiers in 1863

at southwest of Lake Kopuera

Rangitaiki

special ploy for setting snares near water for snaring pigeons

Rangitaiki River

Rangitane

a large pā of Rangiwhapapa, brother to Haumoewaarangi, eponymous ancestor of Te Uri-o-Hau

Rangitane Pa, southwest of Punahaere Creek

Rangitāne

Ngāti Pou pā where the Te Roroa tupuna Te Taonga was killed

pā overlooking mouth of Rangitane River at Kerikeri Inlet

Rangitawhi

first pā of Turi

pā just inland from Pātea (locality)

Rangitāwhiri

marks the visit of Kupe

Tryphena Harbour

Rangitīkei

where Haunui-a-Nanaia strode across when the river was low

Rangitīkei River

Rangitoto

name of a pet lizard that Uenukukoihu gave to Murimanu, who was then killed by Taharangi in their desire for the unusual pet

Rangitoto Peak

Rangituhi

for the red glow of the hill at sunset as viewed from Te Awarua-o-Porirua

Rangituhi / Colonial Knob

Rangitūmau

standing up to the sky

Rangitūmau

Rangiwaea

Hawaiki name

Rangiwaea Island

Rangiwhakaoma

where the sky runs, here Kupe fought the giant octopus Te Wheke

cave at Matira / Castle Rock

Rāoa

where Turi choked on a fish bone

Rawa Stream

Rātōroa

by delaying the sunset an attack and kidnap attempt was thwarted

Rotoroa Island

Raukūmara

the leaf of the kūmara or plentiful kūmara

Raukūmara Range

Rau-o-te-huia

many huia, a Ngāti Tama pā

at southwest of Onaero (locality)

Raupunga

Ngāti Pāhauwera pā, important to Ngāti Kahungunu in the 1800s

pā in vicinity of Raupunga (locality)

Remutaka

where the torn hem of the cloak worn by Haunui-a-Nanaia fell to the ground, or where he gazed about while seated

Remutaka

Remutaka

where the torn hem of the cloak worn by Haunui-a-Nanaia fell to the ground, or where he gazed about while seated

Remutaka Range

Remuwera

Ngāti Paoa pā (circa 1700)

pā at Ōhinerau / Mount Hobson

Repanga

considered to resemble the island where the bird-like kaitiaki of the Te Arawa waka came from in Hawaiki, and so named for it

Cuvier Island (Repanga Island)

Reretāruke

fast flowing water

Retaruke River

Reretewhīoi

pipit flying

kāinga northwest of Waiuku

Rimaariki

five chiefs

Rimariki Island

Ripirō

‘a stone’s throw’ away, referring to the apparent closeness of Maunganui Bluff

Ripiro Beach

Ririwha

chipped and scarred

Stephenson Island

Rotoaira

lake belonging to Ira

Lake Rotoaira

Rotoehu

lake of turbid waters

Lake Rotoehu

Rotokawa

for the sulphurous water

Lake Rotokawa

Rotomā

for its clear waters

Lake Rotomā

Rotomahana

warm waters of the lake

Lake Rotomahana

Rotomakariri

cold lake, subsumed by the once adjacent Rotomahana (hot lake)

former lake southwest of Mount Tarawera

Rotopounamu

green (like greenstone) lake

Lake Rotopounamu

Rotoroa

Ahuriri hapū associated with the lake were Ngāti Ruapirau, Ngāti Mahu, Ngāti Hinepare and Ngai Te Upokoiri

Rotoroa

Rototoa

a place of recovery after battle

Lake Rototoa

Rototuna

where eels were caught

Rototuna

Ruahine

respected old woman

Ruahine Range

Ruamāhanga

twin forks, but may also refer to a bird snare Haunui-a-Nanaia placed in the fork of a tree

Ruamahanga River

Ruamahua

thrust up from the depths

The Aldermen Islands

Ruapehu

blow hole

Mount Ruapehu

Ruapekapeka

Kāwiti said of his stronghold “I am likened to a bat confined to a cave”

pā at Ruapekapeka (locality) southeast of Kawakawa

Ruawhata

an ancient Kahungunu pā

pā in vicinity of Ruawhata (locality)

Taepiro

pā of Te Rauparaha

pā at mouth of Taepiro Stream, Kapiti Island

Tahanga

where Poutini forced Waitāiki, whom he abducted, to stand naked before a fire

Tahanga

Tāhuna

a sand bank

kāinga in vicinity of Tahuna (locality)

Tairua

valley or deep depression

Tairua River

Takapau

named by a visiting chief for Kahukura Takapau, the first son of Rakaihikuroa and Papauma, in recognition of the hospitality he received

area around Takapau (locality)

Takapaukura

reed mats used to repair the Kurahaupō waka on its journey

Takapaukura / Tom Bowling Bay

Tākou

red ochre produced by burning a particular yellow clay

Tākou Bay

Tamahunga

maunga tapu and the ‘ancestral head of Ngāti Manuhiri’

Tamahunga

Tāmaki

Whāngai Kaimokopuna placed one of his tamaiti (children) here

Tamaki River

Tāmakimakaurau

Tāmaki, a place favoured by many

the isthmus on which Auckland is located

Tāmaki-nui-a-Ruamatua

the large domain of Ruamatua, a principle tupuna from Hawaiki

heavily forested lands on east side of upper Tararua Range, lower Ruahine Range, once known as Seventy Mile Bush

Tāngahoe

the rhythmic strokes of Turi paddling

Tangahoe River

Tāngahoe

‘to cut paddles’, associated with the journey of Tamatea Pōkai Whenua

Tangahoe Stream

Tāngarākau

to carve or fashion a piece of wood

Tāngarākau River

Tapu

the valley became tapu after Ngāti Hei and Ngāi Te Rangi killed many Ngāti Tamaterā c.1829

kāinga in vicinity of Tapu (locality)

Tāpui-o-te-uira

marked by lighting

Tāpui-o-te-uira

Taputeranga

pā of Tamai Rangi, a Rangitāne chieftainess

pā on Taputeranga Island

Taputeranga

the pā of Tamatea before he journeyed south

pā on Taputerangi (hill), a former island

Tapuwae

ancient pā, Ngāti Rokau were defeated here

pā in vicinity of Ruatoki North

Tapuwaeharuru

echoing footsteps

kāinga at Nukuhau (suburb)

Tarakihi

ancient pā of Te Ātiawa

pā at mouth of Warea River (Teikaparua)

Taranaki

Tahurangi ascended the summit of the maunga then known as Pukeonaki and lit a fire to affix the name of his son-in-law Ruataranaki, and establish authority over the lands

Mount Taranaki or Mount Egmont

Tāranga

husband of Te Hinekaweka

Taranga Island

Taraoneone

mentioned in the saying ‘Taraoneone ki runga Tahitokuru ki raro’ (Taraoneone is the pā, Tahitokuru is the chief)

Taraoneone

Tararua

twin peaks

Tararua Range

Tarawera

burnt chasm on the peak of the maunga

Lake Tarawera

Tarawera

burnt chasm on the peak of the maunga

Mount Tarawera

Tāruarau

for its many ridges and saddles

Taruarau River

Tātāhoata

a Tūhoe pā

pā northeast of Ruatahuna (locality)

Tauhara

to stand alone or the forlorn lover

Tauhara

Tauira Mateāwhā

for Hineuru and Ngāti Tū tūpuna Tauira and his wife Mateāwha who leapt to her death here

wāhi tapu west of Te Waka (peak)

Taumaharua

the hill of ancient invocations

Taumaharua

Taumaihi

a small tower in a pā where missiles could be thrown from

pā on 352m hill by Mangakara Stream, east side of Maungatautari

Taumarunui

bountiful year

kāinga at Taumarunui

Taumata-o-Hine

peak where Rangipororo rested

Taumataohine

Taumatawīwī

a lookout among the rushes, site of a great 1830 battle between Ngāti Hauā and the Marutūahu iwi

battle site at south side of Lake Karapiro, once a terrace rising 60m above Waikato River

Taunga-ā-tara

the perch or landing place of the tern and other sea birds

Taungatara Stream

Taupirikūao

the offspring of Taupiri, a Ngāti Mahuta pā

pā just north of Taupiri (locality)

Taupō-nui-a-Tia

large taupō cloak of Tia

Lake Taupō / Taupōmoana

Tauranga

landing for waka

Tauranga Harbour

Tauranga

landing place, or arrival of Tāneatua

Tauranga River

Tauraroa

long rope

Tauraroa River

Tāurekaitai

not known

Pōrangahau River

Tautāne

ceremony connected with a portion of the kūmara garden set apart for the god of horticulture

Tautane Stream

Tauwhare

where the breastbone of Kiwi Tāmaki was hung from a pūriri tree

on 117m hill east of Woodhill (locality)

Tauwhare Papauma

from ‘Te Whare o Papauma’ for the where the spear ‘Papauma’ cast by Tūpai came to rest

and significant site at Titiokura Summit

Tauwharenīkau

Haunui-a-Nanaia discovered a house thatched with nīkau palm

Tauwharenīkau River

Tauwharenīkau

Haunui-a-Nanaia discovered a house thatched with nīkau palm

kāinga in vicinity of Tauwharenīkau (locality)

Tawaketohunga

major ridge used by Mōkai Pātea iwi for food gathering

Tawake Tohunga Range

Tāwharanui

from a whakataukī symbolically describing the rich resources ‘He whā tawhara ki uta, He kiko tāmure ki tai’ (the flowering bracts of the kiekie on the land, the flesh of the snapper in the sea)

Tāwharanui Peninsula

Tāwhata

not known

kāinga at Tawhata (locality)

Tāwhirirourou

the waving of food baskets to visitors of this Ngāti Tamakōpiri pā

pā just south of Opaea (locality)

Tawhitirahi

widespread, named by Puhikaiariki after a similar island in Hawaiki

Poor Knights Islands

Tāwhiuau

first row woven on string or cord

Tawhiuau

Te Ahimanawa-a-Kohipipi

where Te Kohipipi ate the hearts of those slain to avenge his daughter’s murder

significant site northwest of Titiokura Summit

Te Ahi-pūpū-a-Ihenga

the fire on which Ihenga cooked shellfish

kāinga at foot of Mount Parihaka

Te Aho-a-Māui

the coast is the fishing line of Māui, the point where it was held

Cape Turnagain

Te Ahuahu

a Hawaiki name, or where the crew of the Tākitimu heaped warm sand on themselves

Great Mercury Island (Ahuahu)

Te Ahu-a-Tūranga

where Tūranga-i-mua, son of Turi, was pursued and killed

pass over Ruahine Range north of Manawatu Gorge

Te Ahumairangi

possibly named by Kupe in association with several ‘Kairangi’ names

Te Ahumairangi Hill

Te Ahumatā

a rich source of obsidian for weapons, tool making and trade

Te Ahumata

Te Ana-o-Hau

where Haunui-a-Nanaia tunnelled through a rock with a karakia

Te Ana-o-Hau

Te Anauriuri

the cave of phallic symbols, reputed to have been home to Maniapoto

Maniapoto Cave

Te Aparangi

ancient Ngāti Tamaoho settlement, important for its fertile soils and strategic position

kāinga southeast of Red Hill (suburb) across Waipokapū Stream

Te Āpiti

the cleft created when Okatia in the form of a great tōtara pushed through the range

Manawatu Gorge

Te Āpura

the blockage, a plug

kāinga at Te Puru (locality)

Te Arataumaihi

refers to the wooden supports for a meeting house

kāinga at Bulls (locality)

Te Aratiatia

stairway of Tia

former rapids now submerged in Lake Aratiatia

Te Arawī

the path in the tussock, stronghold of Te Rauparaha

at Anaomaki Point

Te Areare

an important māhinga kai for Maungaharuru-Tangitū hapū where all kinds of kaimoana could be found

mahinga kai west of Whakaari (point)

Te Aroha-a-uta

the love of Rāhiri flowing inland

Te Aroha

Te Atuamahuru

not known

Te Atua Mahuru

Te Au-kānapanapa

glittering current

coastal point at Whangaroa Bay

Te Awa a te Atua

the stream of life

Te Awa a te Atua Beach

Te Awa Kairangi

Hawaiki name given by Kupe

Te Awa Kairangi / Hutt River

Te Awahaehae

a cut in the land from an old channel of the Rangitīkei

pā on terrace of Rangitīkei River at Omatane (locality)

Te Awakari-a-Ngātoroirangi

the channel dug by Ngātoroirangi

Maketu Estuary

Te Awarua

kāinga of Ngāi Te Ohuake and associated hapū including Ngāti Hinemanu

kāinga southwest of confluence of Whakaurekou River and Rangitīkei River

Te Awarua-o-Porirua

from Parirua, the ‘flowing of two tides’, also the name of a local taniwha

Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour

Te Hapū-a-Kohe

a rāhui was placed on the range to reserve pigeons for Kohe during her pregnancy. On receiving many baskets of birds Kohe caused great offense by eating them all without sharing with her family and tribe

Hapuakohe Range

Te Hapū-a-Kohe

a rāhui was placed on the range to reserve pigeons for Kohe during her pregnancy

Hapuakohe

Te Hauturu-o-Toi

the windswept post of Toitehuatahi

Te Hauturu-o-Toi / Little Barrier Island

Te Hiwi-a-Tamakōpiri

where Tamakōpiri separated from his father Tamatea Pōkai Whenua

ridge north of Waiouru by Waitangi Stream

Te Hō

Ngāi Te Rangi and Ngā Pōtiki pā and urupā where important tūpuna buried at the summit could view their former home of Tūhua

pā on Bowentown Heads

Te Hoe-o-Tainui

an oar of the Tainui waka was caught in the mud of the Piako river mouth and abandoned, later gravitating upriver to become this peak

Te Hoe

Te Hokianga-a-Kupe

the returning of Kupe

Hokianga Harbour

Te Hopuni

to rest or camp

kāinga at Te Puna Estuary

Te Horohoroinga-o-ngā-ringa-o-Kahumatamomoe

the washing of the hands of Kahumatamomoe

Te Horohoroinga-o-ngā-ringa-o-Kahumatamomoe

Te Houhou

from ‘Houhou i te rongo’, part of a saying, and referring to peace established between Ngāti Apa and Ngāti Hauiti

kāinga southeast of Rata (locality) at Rangitīkei River

Te Hurakia-o-Kahu

the discovery by Kahu

Hauhungaroa Range

Te Iaroa

long river current

landing site with defensive pā at Waikato River south of Pōkeno

Te Ika-a-Māui

the fish caught by Māui

Te Ika-a-Māui or North Island

Te Ikaroa-a-Māui

the long fish of Māui

Cape Egmont

Te Ika-whenua-a-Tamatea-ki-te-Huatahi

the main range of Tamatea-ki-te-Huatahi

Ikawhenua Range

Te Ipu-o-Taraia

‘the vessel of Taraia’, named when he arrived here by waka

significant site at mouth of Ngaruroro River

Te Kahanui-a-Tikirākau

the great rope (of a seine net) of Tikirākau

Te Kaha Point

Te Kaingaroa-a-Haungaroa

the long eating of Haungaroa

kāinga in vicinity of Kaingaroa Forest

Te Kairanga

a Rangitāne pā

pā in vicinity of Linton Military Camp

Te Kakau

for the adze handle of Kupe

Te Kakau Point

Te Kakepuku-o-Kahu

the maunga over which Kahu climbed when pregnant

Kakepuku

Te Kaokao-roa-o-Patetere

the armpit of Patetere

broad area between right bank of Waikato River and Mamaku Plateau

Te Kaponga

the lace fern

kāinga at junction of Taupiri Stream and Whanganui River

Te Kauaeranga

tattooed jaw

kāinga at mouth of Kauaeranga River at Thames

Te Kauri

an old pā of Ngāti Ranginui

pā at Kauri Point

Te Kauwae-a-Māui

the jawbone of Māui

Cape Kidnappers / Te Kauwae-a-Māui

Te Kawa-o-Tāwhaki

the sacred order of Tāwhaki, a whare wānanga

Te Kawa-o-Tāwhaki

Te Kawau

the shag, famous fortified Ngāti Tama island pā

on island at Wharau Stream

Te Kawau-tūmārō-o-Toi

the stoic shag of Toitehuatahi

Kawau Island

Te Koau

Tamatea Pōkai Whenua wished he were a shag so he could fly over this gully

significant site in upper reaches of Kōau Stream

Te Kōhatu-whakairi-a-Ngātoroirangi

the sanctified rock set up by Ngātoroirangi

rock at Pohatuwhakairi Bay

Te Kohuroa

for the sea mist which sometimes hangs in the bay

pā at south of Te Kohuroa / Mathesons Bay

Te Kōpua-Kau-Tāpapa-a-Te Hoka-o-te-Rangi

where Te Hoka-o-te-Rangi swam across the Rangitīkei with his pack on his back

significant site at Rangitīkei River, southwest of Tikitiki Bush

Te Korowai-o-Te-Tonga

the cloak of the south

Te Korowai-o-Te-Tonga Peninsula

Te Kūititanga-o-te-whakaaro-o-ngā-iwi

the convergence or the narrowing of the thoughts of the people, where the eponymous ancestor of Ngāti Maniapoto lived with his wife, Paparauwhare

kāinga at Te Kūiti (locality)

Te Kura-a-Māia

training ground for young Ngāi Te Rangi warriors

pā at Papatu Point

Te Māhia-mai-Tawhiti

Māhia from afar, a Hawaiki name

Māhia Peninsula

Te Māipi

named by Kupe for it was shaped like his weapon, which he then buried at the summit

Te Māipi

Te Mana-o-Kupe-ki-te-Moana-nui-a-Kiwa

the prestige of Kupe who crossed the great ocean of Kiwa

Mana Island

Te Maraeroa

home to Ngāti Manuhiri rangatira Rāhui Te Kiri and Tenetahi Paraone

significant site and flats at Maraeroa (locality) at southwest of Te Hauturu-o-Toi / Little Barrier Island

Te Mata-o-Rongokako

the face of Rongokako, father of Tamatea Pōkai Whenua

Te Mata Peak

Te Matau-a-Māui

the fishhook of Māui

Hawke Bay

Te Mauku

important pā of Tūhoe and Tānemoeahi

pā just north of Tāneatua

Te Maungamaupaki

the maunga that entraps fair skies

Maumaupaki / Camels Back

Te Māwhai

a parasitic plant

Māwhai Point

Te Moana i kataina ā Te Rangitakaroro

when one of his warriors referred to the lake as an ocean, Te Rangitakaroro laughed so hard he fell off the rock he was sitting on

Lake Ōkataina/Te Moana i kataina ā Te Rangitakaroro

Te Moana-a-Toitehuatahi

the ocean of Toitehuatahi

Bay of Plenty

Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa

the great ocean of Kiwa

South Pacific Ocean

Te Moana-o-Raukawa

those crossing the strait used raukawa or kawakawa leaves to avoid seeing the tapu islands Ngā Whatukaiponu lest they revive Te Whekenui

Cook Strait

Te Moenga-hau-o-Tamatekapua

the windy sleeping place of Tamatekapua (who is buried on the summit)

Moehau

Te Mōrere

youths of the pā would swing over a swimming pool in the river with long ropes attached to a tree

Te Mōrere Pā at Sentry Hill (locality) southwest of Waitara

Te Motu Tohorā

refers to the kaitiaki of the tupuna Manaia

island to southeast of Great Barrier Island (Aotea Island)

Te Motu-a-Ihenga

the island of Ihenga

Motuihe Island / Te Motu-a-Ihenga

Te Motu-o-Kura

the island belonging to Kura

Te Motu-o-Kura / Bare Island

Te Motu-o-Poutoa

for the elevated site of this Rangitāne pā

Te Motu o Poutoa, pā on left bank of Manawatū River at Anzac Park, Palmerston North

Te Motu-tapu-a-Tinirau

the sacred island of Tinirau, a Hawaiki name referring to the ancestor of all fish

Motutapu Island

Te Nehenehenui

the great forest

forest across Te Rohe Pōtae (the King Country)

Te Ngutu-o-te-manu

the beak of the bird

pā northeast of Manaia at Ahipara Road

Te Nuku-o-Mourea

Te Nuku refers to ‘movement’ and Mourea is a spiritual name, being where spirits surface after entering Te Poka Tōrere

Columbia Bank / Te Nuku-o-Mourea

Te Ō-a-Hei

the exclamation of Hei at the beauty of this place

kāinga in vicinity of Hahei (locality)

Te Ohāki

the death bed wish

kāinga north of Huntly West (suburb) on Waikato River left bank

Te Okohoroi

from ‘Ko Kemureti tōku oko horoi’, King Tāwhiao referring to Cambridge [and Lake Ko Utu] as his wash basin of sorrow

significant site at Lake Te Ko Utu, Cambridge

Te Oneroa-a-Tōhē

the long coast of Tōhē, descriptively and figuratively for his many endeavours

Te Oneroa-a-Tōhē / Ninety Mile Beach

Te Onetapu

the sacred sands, referring to the killing of Taiteariki

Te Onetapu

Te Oreore

a travelling chief emerged from the bush and shook with delight when he saw flat fertile plains

kāinga in vicinity of Te Ore Ore (locality)

Te Pae-a-Whaitiri

the range of thunder

western part of Tararua Range inland from Waikanae

Te Paepae o Aotea

the beam across the front of a house named Aotea

Te Paepae o Aotea

Te Paerahi

descriptively, the wide horizon

coastal kāinga near Pōrangahau River mouth

Te Paeroa-a-Toitehuatahi

the long mountain range of Toitehuatahi

broader than Coromandel Range from Moehau (hill) south to Te Aroha (hill)

Te Pane-o-Horoiwi

Ngāti Paoa pā (circa 1800)

pā at Achilles Point

Te Pā-o-Pōtangotango

pā belonging to Pō Tangotango and Ruatapu of Rangitāne and Muaūpoko

pā just north of Lake Horowhenua

Te Papa-a-Tarinuku

where Tarinuku presented Tamatea Pōkai Whenua with a calabash of food

significant site at The Narrows, Rangitīkei River

Te Papa-o-Rotu

place associated with whare wānanga set up by Rotu

kāinga in vicinity of Whatawhata (locality)

Te Pirongia-o-te-aroaro-o-Kahu

the scented pathway of Kahu

Pirongia

Te Poroporo

for the plant whose unripe fruit is extremely toxic, although ripe fruit and immature leaves are edible

small bay north of Cape Turnagain

Te Pou-a-Hauiti

where Hauiti erected a pou as a warning to Ngāti Tūwharetoa

significant site southeast of Waiouru

Te Pounui-o-Peretū

the ‘Great Carved Post’ of Peretū

Ponui Island / Chamberlins Island

Te Pū Taumaru

the shadowed foot of the maunga

coastal kāinga at Hongikore Stream

Te Puia

for the hot springs welling up through the sand

Hot Water Beach

Te Puke-o-Kahu

the sacred hill of Kahukura, as named by her son Rākamaomao

585m hill south of Lake Whakamaru, north of 692m hill Whakaahu

Te Puke-o-Rakamaomao

the hill of the Tainui tupuna Rakamaomao

Pukeoraka

Te Pureora-o-Kahu

the ritual which aided the recovery of Kahu after giving birth

Pureora

Te Puru

a Ngāti Apa pā of the 19th century

pā between Halcombe (locality) and Rangitīkei River

Te Pūtiki-wharanui-a-Tamatea-pōkai-whenua

the topknot of Tamatea, tied with wharanui flax

kāinga near Whanganui River mouth at Putiki (locality)

Te Rae-o-Kōhī

the forehead of Kōhī

headland at Kōhī Point

Te Rae-o-Tangoio

the forehead of Tangoio, which he named on his deathbed

near the mouth of Te Ngarue Stream

Te Ramanui

the great light that was unleashed from the mind, an ancient Ngāti Ruanui settlement and wāhi tapu with a large altar

at west of Hāwera

Te Ranga-a-te-Atua

not known

Rangioteatua

Te Rangi-i-Totongia-a-Tamatekapua

the day of blood, for Tamatekapua was wounded in battle at Motutapu Inlet

Rangitoto Island

Te Rangiwhakamatuku

for Te Rangiwhakamatuku, son of Te Ohuake

Rangiwhakamataku

Te Rau-o-te-Huia

the tail feathers of the huia, named by Maki for his home in Kāwhia

Te Rau-o-te-Huia / Mount Donald McLean

Te Rei

the spirits’ high departure portal

Te Rei

Te Rēinga

leaping off place of the spirit

Te Reinga Falls

Te Rerenga o Te Aohuruhuru

the leap (suicide) of Te Aohuruhuru

coastal rock at the east of Taraoneone

Te Rerenga Wairua

departing place of the spirits

Cape Reinga / Te Rerenga Wairua

Te Rimurapa

named by Kupe for the giant kelp he used to make pōhā (bags) to preserve food

Sinclair Head / Te Rimurapa

Te Rite-a-Kawharu

where a pūriri tree marked the height of Kawharu the giant

Te Rite-a-Kawharu Pā on Te Rite-a-Kawharu Hill

Te Riu-o-Puanga

the reflection of Puanga (the star, Rigel) in the waters of the valley

kāinga at Moawhango (locality)

Te Roro-o-Kurī

the brains of the dog

Rorookuri

Te Roto kite ā Ihenga i ariki ai Kahu

from Te Rotoiti-i-kite-a-Ihenga-ariki-ai-Kahumatamomoe, the small lake discovered by Ihenga in honour of Kahumatamomoe

Lake Rotoiti/Te Roto kite ā Ihenga i ariki ai Kahu

Te Rotorua nui ā Kahumatamomoe

the second and greater lake named in honour of Kahumatamomoe

Lake Rotorua/Te Rotorua nui ā Kahumatamomoe

Te Ruapekapeka

the burrow of bats

mahinga kai at southwest of Ohakune

Te Tai Hauāuru

the sea of the west

sea off central west coast of Te Ika-a-Māui

Te Tai Rāwhiti

sea of the rising sun

sea off east coast of Te Ika-a-Māui

Te Tai Tamatāne

strong flowing tides (masculine)

sea off northwest coast of Te Ika-a-Māui

Te Tai Tamawahine

calm east coast tides or ocean where women could paddle waka

sea off northeast coast of Te Ika-a-Māui

Te Tai Tokerau

seas off the northern coasts

sea from Cape Karikari or Cape Whakapouaka to Bream Head

Te Tai-o-Rehua

the ocean of the powerful atua Rehua, one of the sons of Rangi and Papa

Tasman Sea

Te Tangi-aronui-o-Kahu

the pensive sobs of Kahumatamomoe having buried his father

kāinga at Port Charles (locality)

Te Tāpiri

Ngāti Whare pou rāhui defining the boundaries of Te Whāiti-Nui-a-Toi

Te Tāpiri

Te Tara-o-Te-Ika

the barb of the fish of Māui

Coromandel Peninsula

Te Tara-o-te-marama

important pā taken by Ngāti Kurapoto and in turn besieged by Ngāti Tūwharetoa

pā at Lake Rotongaio

Te Taumata-a-Mekura

for the tupuna Mekura

Taumataomekura

Te Taumatawhakatangihangakōauau
otamateaturipūkākāpikimaungahoronuku
pōkaiwhenuakitanatahu

the peak where Tamatea the great traveller ascended fiercely up the mountainside, slipping and falling about so that he could play laments for his brother on his kōauau

Taumatawhakatangihangakōauauotamateapōkaiwhenuakitānatahu

Te Tauroa

the long waiting of Kahutianui for the return of her father

Tauroa Point

Te Tawhiti-nui-a-Paoa

the expansive view of Paoa

Tawhiti

Te Teoteo

part of the line of defensive positions built by Ngāti Tamaoho in 1863 against the Crown invasion of the Waikato

Te Teoteo Pā, adjacent to Whangamarino Redoubt, southeast of Mercer (locality)

Te Tiki-o-te-Ihingaarangi

refers to the Ngāti Raukawa tupuna Ihingaarangi

pā southwest of Karapiro (locality)

Te Toka-Tapu-a-Kupe

the sacred rock of Kupe

Te Toka-Tapu-a-Kupe / Ninepin Rock

Te Tuna-a-Te-Ohuake

where Te Ohuake had a pet eel

significant site south of Ngamahango (place)

Te Unuhanga-a-Rangitoto

‘the drawing out of Rangitoto’, referring to an ancient pūrākau concerning Tiriwa and other tūpuna

Te Unuhanga-a-Rangitoto / Mercer Bay

Te Upoko-o-te-kurī-a-Paoa

the head of the dog of Paoa

Young Nicks Head / Te Kurī

Te Urenui

the large penis

Te Urenui Pā on right bank of Urenui River near the mouth

Te Uri

area of ancient Kahungunu settlement

inland hills between Pōrangahau and Dannevirke

Te Waewae-Kapiti-o-Tara-rāua-ko-Rangitāne

the boundary line between Tara and Rangitāne

Kapiti Island

Te Wāhipuku

the cut-opened stomach, an incident where an ancient chief met their fate

Lake Waahi

Te Wai o Tūranga

the spring where Pakuia and Tūranga made peace

spring at the eastern foot of Coast Hill

Te Wai-a-Kura

historic pā of Heretaunga Tamatea hapū

on 219m coastal hill north of Waimārama (locality)

Te Waikiekie/Te Roha-a-te-kawau

two fortified pā on artificial islands built by Muaūpoko

two pā at outlet to Lake Horowhenua

Te Waiu o Pukemaire

not known

Te Waiu o Pukemaire/Braemar Springs

Te Weraiti

a little fire

Te Weraiti

Te Whakamarumaru-a-Kahu

the shelter of Kahu

significant site at Whakamaru Lookout

Te Whakarae

to stand out, prominent

kāinga at Te Whakarae (locality)

Te Whakatiri

the action of removing Tapu

Lottin Point / Wakatiri

Te Whakatūrākau

a Ngāti Kahungunu tupuna

Te Whakatūrākau Stream

Te Whākauae-a-Tamatea

the jawbone of Tamatea Pōkai Whenua

hills west of Hautapu River and Taihape

Te Whāngai-a-Tamarāwaho

where tuangi (New Zealand cockle) was gathered especially for pregnant mothers

mahinga kai at tidal sandbank, Waikareao Estuary

Te Whanganui-a-Orotū

the great harbour of Orotū, descendant of Māhu and tupuna of the Ahuriri hapū

former lagoon (aka Ahuriri Lagoon) northwest of Napier uplifted by 1931 earthquake

Te Whanganui-a-Tara

great harbour of Tara

Wellington Harbour / Port Nicholson

Te Whanga-o-Motairehe

refers to the connection of Ngāti Rehua to the Tainui waka

Katherine Bay

Te Whanga-o-Rangiwhakaea

refers to the connection of Ngāti Rehua to the Tainui waka

Rangiwhakaea Bay

Te Whanga-o-Rarohara

named by the tupuna Turi marking the bountiful waters and plentiful harvests

Port Fitzroy

Te Wharekaiatua

may refer to the dangerous sea currents surging through the channel off the point

Cape Colville

Te Whata-a-Tamakōpiri

the food stores of Tamakōpiri

significant site on Te Whata (hill)

Te Whatu

a name from the time of the waka migration

Te Whatu / Berghan Point

Te Whetūmatarau

ancient pā of Ngāti Porou

pā on hill south of Te Araroa (locality)

Te Whitianga-a-Kupe

the arrival place of Kupe after having crossed over from Hawaiki

Whitianga Harbour

Te-Hāwere-a-Maki

the ear pendant of Maki, father of the eponymous ancestor of Ngāti Manuhiri. Site of paramount importance to the iwi

Te Hāwere-a-Maki / Goat Island

Terāwhiti

"that is the east", the answer Cook received from Topea at Motuara, having asked for the name of the headland across Te Raukawa-o-Moana

Cape Terawhiti

Tīeke

the saddleback bird

kāinga on Whanganui River left bank, south of Mangatiti Landing

Tihirau

many prominent peaks

Cape Runaway

Tīkapa Moana

sound of mournful sobbing, associated with Tīkapa [a rock at Horuhoru Rock (Gannet Rock)] where land claiming rites were performed

Hauraki Gulf / Tīkapa Moana

Tikitapu

a high-born chief’s daughter lost a treasured heirloom while swimming

Tikitapu / Blue Lake

Tikokino

a bad evacuation of the bowels

area around Tikokino (locality)

Tīmāhanga

for bird snares associated with the numerous cabbage trees

area between Sparrowhawk Range and Kaikomata Range

Tīpapakūkū

tree for snaring kūkū (pigeons, kererū)

area of Pigeon Bush (locality)

Tīraumea

cabbage tree leaves waving in the wind

Tīraumea River

Tiriparepa

for the flax cloak used in the lifting of tapu

Tiriparepa / Scott Point

Tiritirimatangi

named by Maki, father of the eponymous ancestor of Ngāti Manuhiri, for it reminded him of his Waikato birthplace

Tiritiri Matangi Island

Tirorangi

Ngāti Rangi kāinga

kāinga at Whangaehu River south of Rangataua

Tirotirowhetū

strategic Tūhoe pā of chief Rakuraku

pā south of Kutarere (locality)

Tīrua

a place divided, two points

Tirua Point

Tītī

for tītī trees which grew on the slopes

Tītī

Titirākāhu

the hawk's nest, a sentry post

pā above Anzac Bay

Titirangi

hill or maunga reaching upward as to the sky

Mount Titirangi

Titiraupenga

to adorn the hair with special feathers

Titiraupenga

Titoki

not known

Titoki Ridge

Tiwhanui

the clifftop was used by Maungaharuru Tangitū hapū as a lookout for whales and schools of fish

significant coastal place north of Moeangiangi River mouth

Tohitohi-o-Reipae

for a famous Tainui tupuna wahine, a boundary marker and reminder of ancestral origins for Ngāti Manuhiri

The Dome

Tohoraha

the whale as viewed by Kupe out at sea

Tohoraha / Mount Camel

Tokanui

the great rock, one of three Ngāti Raukawa pā

pā on Te Kawa (hill) southwest of Tokanui (locality)

Tokatea

dazzling moonlight reflected off the white face of the maunga

Tokatea

Tokatoka

prominent sharp pointed rock formation on land or in water

Tokatoka

Tokatū

the upstanding rock, an important navigational marker for Ngāti Manuhiri

rock at Takatū Point

Tokerau

the north, a Hawaiki name

Bay of Islands

Tokomaru

to invoke power and authority, also a waka name

Tokomaru Bay

Tomorātā

for a sacred rātā tree where Manuhiri buried his brother among the gaps in the roots

significant site at Tomarata Lake

Tongapōrutu

where the anchor stone of Tokomaru was found

Tongapōrutu River

Tongariro

Ngātoroirangi cried he had been "seized by the south wind"

Mount Tongariro

Tōtara

Ngāti Maru pā, destroyed by Ngāpuhi in 1820s

pā at Totara (locality)

Tuakau

sterile or waste land

kāinga at Tuakau

Tuhimata

hill of sacred rituals

kāinga in vicinity of Ramarama (locality)

Tuhirangi

where it is written in the skies

Tuhirangi

Tūhua

obsidian, a Hawaiki name

Mayor Island / Tūhua

Tūhua

obsidian, a Hawaiki name

Tuhua

Tukituki

formed by the destructive fight of two taniwha

Tukituki River

Tūparehuia

garland decorated with huia feathers

Bland Bay

Turakina

where Haunui-a-Nanaia felled a tree to cross

Turakina River

Turakirae

to push down the foreland

Turakirae Head

Tūrangaarere

looking up from underneath a waterfall to see water overhead

waterfall on Hautapu River in vicinity of Turangarere (locality)

Tūranganui-a-Kiwa

the standing or waiting place of Kiwa (there are several stories)

Tūranganui-a-Kiwa / Poverty Bay

Tūtaekurī

the entrails of seventy dogs were thrown in the river after a feast

Tutaekuri River

Tutamoi

the call of Tuta to his dog

Tutamoe

Tūtātarakihi

not known

Tūtātarakihi

Tūtira

important māhinga kai for Ngāti Tū, Ngāti Kurumōkihi/Ngāi Tatara

Lake Tūtira

Tutukākā

a tree where kākā (the parrot) are taken by mutu snare

Tutukaka Harbour

Ūawa-nui-a-Ruamatua

the great river of Ruamatua

Ūawa River

Uhimānuka

for a mānuka shade Rakairangi made for his eyes

significant site at Carter Scenic Reserve

Umutōī

for the cooking of tōī (Mountain cabbage tree)

significant site at Iron Gates Gorge

Urenui

the great manhood of Turi

Urenui River

Urungaparāoa

whalebone pillow

cave under Moeatoa (hill)

Urutī

grove of cabbage trees

Urutī Point

Waewae

from the origins of Waikaremoana '...i hōkari ngā ringa me ngā waewae o Haumapuhia, kātahi ka pōkare ngā wai’: Haumapuhia stretched out her arms and legs, and the waters were agitated and disturbed

Waewae Creek

Wai-a-Niu

ancient Ngāti Ira pā

pā at junction of Waipaoa River and Waikohu River

Waianuanu

very cold water

Waianuanu

Waiapu

stone for grinding found in this valley

Waiapu River

Wai-ariki

the high chief’s water

Mount Wai-ariki

Waiau

fast flowing river

Waiau River

Waiaua

where Kahumatamomoe had an easy meal of mullet, for they leapt ashore to escape larger fish

Coromandel Harbour

Waiaua

water of aua (yellow-eye mullet)

Waiaua River

Waiāwangawanga

Haunui-a-Nanaia considered that for its many bends, the river was confused and didn't know where it was going

Waingawa River

Waihāhā

a Hawaiki name

Waihāhā River

Waihē

‘Kō te iti o Waihē, he puta kino nui', the rich resources of the harbour were jealously guarded and fought for

Mahurangi Heads

Waiheke

the descending waters

Waiheke Island

Waihī

the sound of gushing water

kāinga in vicinity of Waihi Beach (locality)

Waihī

the sound of the water that gushed forth when Kahumatamomoe tapped the ground with his staff

kāinga at southwest corner of Lake Taupō / Taupōmoana

Waihinga

cascading waters

site just west of Martinborough

Waihōu

new waters

Waihou River

Waikanae

where Haunui-a-Nanaia stood bewildered by the rushing water

Waikanae River

Waikare

rippling water

Waikare River

Waikare

rippling water

Lake Waikare

Waikareiti

small lake of rippling water

Lake Waikareiti

Waikaremoana

lake of rippling water

Lake Waikaremoana

Waikari

fast or strong

Waikari River

Waikato

the action of the mixing of fresh water as it flows into the sea and the 'action' of the sea as it 'plucks' the river water from its source (a Hawaiki name)

Waikato River

Waikawa

bitter waters

Waikawa Point

Waikawa

here Kahungunu only found salt water to drink

Portland Island

Waikawau

waters of the shag

Waikawau Bay

Waikawau

river frequented by shags

Waikawau River

Waikeri

to dig for freshwater, a water source for Te Uri-o-Hau settlements

Waikeri Creek

Waikohu

mist or fog blanketed river

Waikohu River

Waimā

whitish water

Waimā River

Waimamaku

the water of the mamaku fern, named by Tōhē for a river of the same name in Muriwhenua

Waimamaku River

Waimārama

pā of Ngāti Tara people

pā in vicinity of Waimārama (locality)

Waimata

landmark for travelling parties

Waimata River

Waimīmiha

not known

Waimīmiha

Waingongoro

where Turi snored

Waingongoro River

Wainui-o-Rū

the big stream of Rū, a land surveyor

Wainuioru River

Waiohine

for the tears shed by Haunui-a-Nanaia when he imagined seeing the face of his wife Wairaka in the water

Waiohine River

Waiotahe

associated with menstruation

Waiotahe River

Waiotapu

sacred water

Waiotapu Stream

Waioweka

water of the weka

Waioeka River

Waioweka

water of the weka

kāinga at Waioeka (locality)

Waipā

river touched by many waterways

Waipā River

Wai-pāhīhī-a-Tia

where Tia walked along a beach and his feet squelched

kāinga at Waipahihi (suburb)

Waipaoa

river of Paoa

Waipaoa River

Waipari

tidal waters on a cliff

Waipare Stream

Waipawa

after the name of the river, created by the fight of two taniwha

area around Waipawa (locality)

Waipawa

the battle of two taniwha split the ranges holding back a lake, thus forming the river

Waipawa River

Waipoua

to test the depth with a walking stick

Waipoua River [from Tararua Range]

Waipoua

to clean poua (shellfish, a type of large pipi) in freshwater

Waipoua River [south of Hokianga Harbour]

Waipuhi

a chief who led a war against Ngāti Hotu

kāinga north of Clive

Waipukurau

for a pool where basket fungus was soaked to make it edible

mahinga kai at northeast of Waipukurau

Waipunga

river where anchor obtained

Waipunga River

Wairākei

place of adornment

kāinga in vicinity of Papamoa Beach (suburb)

Wairarapa

the reflection of the sun on the lake as caught in the eyes of Haunui-a-Nanaia, making them water

Lake Wairarapa

Wairau

dammed up with leaves

Wairau River

Wairere

traditional Te Uri-o-Hau freshwater gathering site

Lake Wairere

Wairoa

long stretch of water, as a river

Wairoa River [north of Kaipara Harbour]

Wairoa

long stretch of water

Wairoa River [west of Hunua Ranges]

Wairoa

long stretch of water

Wairoa River [flowing to Tauranga Harbour]

Wairoatapokorau

long river with many risks

Wairoa River [flowing by Wairoa (town)]

Wairua

spiritual, or two rivers

Wairua River

Waitahanui

large and ancient pā of Tūwharetoa

pā in the Tongariro River estuary, now submerged

Waitahanui

river where cabbage trees were cultivated for food

Waitahanui River

Waitakaruru

the surrounding waters of agitation

kāinga at Waitakaruru (locality)

Waitangi

lamenting waters

Waitangi River

Waitaranui-a-Ngarue

the wide strides Turi took crossing the river

Waitara River

Waitāwheta

writhing waters

Waitawheta River

Waitematā

Tamatekapua placed a volcanic rock at the harbour as a mauri

Waitematā Harbour

Waitoa

where warriors were taken for blessings before or after battle

Waitoa River

Waitōtara

river flowing through or near a tōtara forest

Waitōtara River

Waiuku

pugged soil or muddy water

Waiuku River

Wakahau

a Hawaiki name

Slipper Island (Whakahau)

Wakatehāua

Tōhē considered it looked like a waka the gods made for fishing

Wakatehāua Island

Wakatūwhenua

landing place of the waka Moekākara, known prosaically as Wakatūwhenua for the crew’s health after their difficult voyage

bay south of Te Hāwere-a-Maki / Goat Island

Whāingaroa

named by Rakataura for the 'long pursuit' of the Tainui waka for a final destination

Whāingaroa Harbour

Whāingaroa

refers to the exasperation "what a long journey" of a woman waiting for her warrior husband who went south

Whangaroa Harbour

Whakaahurangi

a star marking the journey of Ruatahanga to marry

kāinga in vicinity of Stratford

Whakaari

the fire spirits Pupū and Te Hōata were sent from Hawaiki to save Ngātoroirangi from freezing on Tongariro and surfaced here to check where they were going

Whakaari / White Island

Whakahoro

to cause to crumble or scatter

kāinga at Whakahoro (locality)

Whakairi

upraised rock of Ngātoroirangi

Table Mountain

Whakapapa

recite genealogy in proper sequence

Whakapapa River

Whakapouaka

to make a support for a bird snare

Cape Whakapouaka

Whakapunake

the fore end or prow of the waka

Whakapunake

Whakarae

historic Tūhoe pā

south of Tahora (locality)

Whakatāne

to be as a man

Whakatāne River

Whakaū

encircling islands

Red Mercury Island (Whakau)

Whangaehu

where Haunui-a-Nanaia splashed through cloudy waters

Whangaehu River

Whangaehu

not known

mahinga kai south of Pōrangahau (locality)

Whangākea

where kea were caught

Whangākea / Pandora

Whangamarino

calm waters of the swamp

extensive wetlands north of Lake Waikare

Whangamatā

bay glistening with obsidian flakes

Whangamatā Harbour

Whangamōmona

wide and fertile river

Whangamōmona River

Whangamumu

harbour of boisterous winds

Whangamumu Harbour

Whanganui

the long wait of Haunui-a-Nanaia for the tides to change so that he could cross

Whanganui River

Whangaokeno

bay of sea lions or chiefs

Whangaokeno / East Island

Whanga-o-Maha

for the abundant natural resources

Omaha Cove

Whangaparāoa

bay of whales

Whangaparāoa Bay

Whangaparāoa

bay of whales

Whangaparaoa Peninsula

Whangapē

Hawaiki name

Lake Whangape

Whangapēkaraka

ancient pā of Ue Oneone

pā in vicinity of Whangapē (locality)

Whangapēkaraka

where Tōhē found people harvesting karaka berries

Whangapē Harbour

Whangapoua

enclosed waters of the poua (shellfish)

Whangapoua Harbour

Whangarā-mai-Tawhiti

ancient pā site of Paikea

pā in vicinity of Whangara (locality)

Whangaruru

sheltered harbour, named by Puhi

Whangaruru Harbour

Whangateau

harbour of the strong tidal current

Whangateau Harbour

Whanga-terenga-parāoa

harbour of swimming whales

Whangārei Harbour

Whareama

house where maihi (facing boards) are carved

Whareama River

Wharekahika

house made of the kahikatea tree

Wharekahika / Hicks Bay

Wharekāpu

from wharekāpunipuni, an assembly point after battle

Wharekāpu / Paxton Point

Whare-o-Rino

house belonging to Rino

Whareorino

Wharepūhunga

roughed out, unfinished carvings

Wharepūhunga

Wharetāewa

Ngāti Hei pā, destroyed by Ngāpuhi in 1820s

pā at south of Wharekaho Beach

Whatawhata

where Māhina-a-rangi climbed to see Maungatautari

significant site at confluence of Māhina-a-rangi Stream and Waiomou Stream

Whatitiri

thunder

Whatitiri

Whatumā

from 'te wāhi e mākona ai te whatumanawa o te tangata', the place where people’s sustenance is to be satisfied

Lake Whatumā

Wheao

a chief

Wheao River

Whenua ā-kura

refers to the birth of the eponymous ancestor Raukawa

wāhi tapu in Kaimai Range, north of State Highway 29

Whenuakura

pā of Turi

pā at mouth of Pātea River

Whenuakura

red earth or land name from Hawaiki

Whenuakura River

Whetūkura

not known

significant site in vicinity of Whetukura (locality)

Whirinaki

leaning or sloping

Whirinaki River

Whitikau

derived from the name of the river, which Turi Arikinui had difficulty in crossing

mahinga kai northwest of Pātea (locality)

Whitikaupeka

the name of a post marking a crossing of the Rangitīkei

significant site where Taihape - Napier Road crosses Rangitīkei River

Whitireia

a pā of Paikea

pā on Whangara Island

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Ingoa

Kōrero

Ingoa o nāianei whakamārama rānei

Ahimanu

he ahi tunu manu

Ahimanu

Ahipara

he ahi tunu para (te huruwhenua)

Ahipara Bay

Ahu-o-te-Atua

te ahu tapu o ngā atua

Ahu-o-te-Atua

Ahuriri

mō Tū Ahuriri nāna i puare anō ai Te Whanganui-a-Orotū i te pāia o te putanga i Keteketerau

te waha o te hāpua o mua, o Te Whanganui-a-Orotū

Akatārere

he iringa kareao, i taunahatia kia kore ai e aro i ngā manene Pākehā kei hea ngā ana tūpāpaku

Akatārere

Ākitio

e ai ki te kōrero ko te ingoa tēnei o tētahi mere pounamu rongonui

takiwā ki Ākitio (wāhi)

Āniwaniwa

mō ngā āniwaniwa i te hīrere

Āniwaniwa Falls

Āniwaniwa

kāinga o Ngāti Korokī-Kahukura, wāhi whakawhiti i te Waikato

kāinga kei te takiwā ki Finlay Road, Lake Karapiro

Aohanga

e pā ana ki te awa o Aohanga

takiwā ki Aohanga (wāhi)

Aohanga

e pā ana ki te awa o Aohanga

Aohanga Hill

Aohanga

e ai ki te kōrero ka maea ake tētahi taniwha i tētahi toka i te awa, he kōrero whakatūpato tamariki ki te mōrearea o te ia o te wai

Aohanga River

Aorangi

he aho mai i te rangi, i taunahatia e Puhikaiariki ki tētahi motu i Hawaiki

Aorangi Maunga

Aorangi

te rua o Pohokura, mōkai a Tamatea Pōkai Whenua

Aorangi

Aotea

i taunahatia ki te waka tupuna, i te roa noa atu e takahi ana i te au moana, ka utaina ki te kōhatu kia totohu atu ki te wahapū

Aotea Harbour

Aotea

te motu e iria ana e te ao tea, he ingoa waka, he ingoa whetū anō

Great Barrier Island (Aotea Island)

Aramoana

te ara i te moana, i te mea pea ka taea noa te tahatika te whakawhiti ina timu te tai

papa tahatika kei Aramoana (wāhi)

Arapae

he ara kei te pae, he pā hiranga nui ki a Wahanui

he pā kei runga hiwi ki te uru-mā-raki o Arapae (wāhi)

Arawairua

te ara wairua

tūtakitanga moana kei Cape Reinga / Te Rerenga Wairua

Āria

he wairepo ka huri hei āria, hei roto hōhonu i muri o te ua

kāinga kei te takiwā ki Āria (wāhi)

Arohaki

nō te kōrero mō te 'hoka takitahi a te manu ki runga ka āmio mai ai’

Arohaki Lagoon

Aropaoanui

e aro ana ki tētahi wāhi nui te paoa

Aropaoanui River

Arowhana

ka whana, ka ahū kē rānei

Arowhana

Aruwaru

te wāhi i tahuna ai e Rangitāne o te Manawatū he ahi e whakapuatia ai ngā whanaunga i ngā wā o te riri

Aruwaru

Ātiamuri

mō Tia e whai ana i muri, i whakawhiti hoki a Ngātoroirangi i te awa o Waikato i mua i a Tia

kāinga kei te takiwā ki Ātiamuri (wāhi)

Atuanui

tupuna maunga o Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara

Atuanui / Mount Auckland

Auahitōtara

auahi o te tōtara, he pā tūwatawata nō Ngāti Rangi

Auahitōtara Pā, kei runga hiwi 1120m te tiketike ki te rāwhiti o Waiouru

Awakino

he awa kino, he mōrearea

Awakino River

Awakura

he awa kura, he mahinga kai, he wāhi tapu

he mahinga kai kei ngā pūau o Red River me Ākitio River

Awanui

he awa nui

Awanui River

Awatere

he awa e tere ana te rere

Awatere River

Āwhitu

he wāhi e āwhitu ai te ngākau, he pā onamata (c.1650) nō Ngāti Kahukōkā o Tainui

pā kei te takiwā ki Wattle Bay (wāhi)

Hākarimata

he hākari e mata tonu ana ngā kai

Hakarimata Range

Hakikino

kāore e mōhiotia ana

pā kei te pūruatanga of te Maungatepopo Stream me te Wainuioru River

Hakikino

he pā hira onamata, te kauhanga riri nui whakamutunga a Ngāti Rangitāne me Ngāti Kahungunu

kei te tonga-mā-uru o Waimārama (wāhi)

Hangaroa

he rerenga wai roa te hanga

Hangaroa River

Harataunga

te taunga nui o te tangata, he whenua i tukua e Ngāti Raukatauri ki a Ngāti Tamaterā

Kennedy Bay

Haruru-o-te-rangi

nō ngā iwi o Tūwharetoa e noho ana i te taha o Rotoaira

he pā kei te taha tonga-mā-uru o Lake Rotoaira

Hauhungatahi

kāore e mōhiotia ana

Hauhungatahi

Hautapu

ka mate kiatu

Hautapu River

Hautūterangi

te pā o Te Rangi-tua-mātotoru

he pā kei Motutere (wāhi)

Heipipi

he pā nō Rangitāne i taunahatia ki tētahi pā i Te Tairāwhiti koinei anō te ingoa

he pā kei te takiwā ki Masterton

Heipipi

he pā onamata nō Whatumoana me ngā iwi o Ngāti Awa

he pā kei runga puke i te uru-mā-raki o Bay View (wāhi)

Herehereuma

mō te rangatira rākau kawa a Rāwiri Tamanui, i herehere i tana uma ki te taura kia heke ai i te pari

maunga e 829m te teitei e 16.5km ki te raki-mā-rāwhiti o Whatatutu (wāhi)

Herekino

he taputapu hopu manu i kino te hereherea

Herekino Harbour

Heretaunga

te here i te waka, i taunahatia ki te wharenui i hangaia e Whātonga i te ūnga mai ki konei

te mānia e noho mai rā a Hastings

Hikapu

te ingoa o tētahi rangatira o te pā o Kārearea

Hikapu / Mount Ross

Hikukoekoeā

te takiwā ki a Ngāti Kahungunu. Ko Tapuwae te rangatira

pā kei te takiwā ki Frasertown

Hikurangi

he tohu whenua, he tihi maunga ka rere ki te huapae o te rangi

Hikurangi

Hikurua

kāore e mōhiotia ana

Hikurua / de Surville Cliffs

Hinuwera

te pā rautaki o Te Waharoa

he pā kei te takiwā ki Hinuera (wāhi)

Hiorekata

he kāinga nō Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara

kāinga kei te uru o Woodhill (wāhi)

Hōkio

he oro whio i rongo ai a Hau

Hokio Stream

Honipaka

ka kai i te kai paka

wāhi kei te tonga-mā-rāwhiti o Albatross Point

Hopekako

he pā onamata nō Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Pou

kei runga o Saint Peters (puke)

Horotea

i ahuahua e tētahi horo i te whenua pungapunga

Lake Horotea

Horowhenua

he whenua e kainga ana e te horo

Lake Horowhenua

Hōteo

he hue nunui

Hōteo River

Houhora

ka hora i ngā hou kia maroke ai

Houhora Harbour

Huiarau

he kupu whakarite mō tētahi mea e kaingākautia ana pērā i te hou o te huia

Huiarau Range

Hurunuiorangi

kāore e mōhiotia ana

kāinga kei te uru-mā-raki o Gladstone (wāhi), tahatika katau o te Ruamahanga River

Ikawetea

wāhi i wetea ai e Tamatea Pōkai Whenua rāua ko Kahungunu tā rāua kete ika hei kai mā rāua

Ikawetea Stream

Kahukurī

‘te kahu kurī purepure’, mō te houhou i te rongo i waenganui i a Kawerau me Te Taoū

significant site kei te uru-mā-raki o Waimauku

Kahurānaki

mō te maunga ‘e whakaatu ana i a ia’

Kahurānaki

Kaiaua

mō te huhua o te aua (he ika)

kāinga kei Kaiaua (wāhi)

Kaiawatea

pā onamata nō Tūwharetoa

pā kei te tonga-mā-uru o Tūrangi

Kaihoata

i taunahatia e Kupe mō te huhua o te manu i tōna whāroa

Kaihoata River

Kaihū

te wāhi i kai hū ai, i kai huna ai a Ihenga i te toheroa kia pau katoa atu

Kaihū River

Kaikai

te wāhi i kai kuku ai a Tōhē

toka kei Kaikai Beach, i te wahapū o te Waimamaku River

Kaikai

te pā i whakatūria e Maki, tupuna ake o Te Kawerau-a-Maki, me ana tama

Kaikai Pā, kei te taha tonga o te wahapū o te Kaukapakapa River

Kaikākā

tētahi wāhi nui tonu o te urupā o Ngāti Tamaoho

urupā kei Waiuku River, ki te tonga o Pukewhau Creek

Kaimanawa

ko "taku manawa taku kai" te whakautu a Ngātoroirangi i te uia mō tana ora i te koraha

Kaimanawa Mountains

Kaipara

te kai parahoe

Kaipara Harbour

Kaipara

te kai parahoe

Kaipara River

Kairara

te kai rara

Maunga Kairara

Kaitarakihi

te wāhi i pātaritia ai a Pūaho ki te wao e te patupaiarehe, ka noho kore kai mō ētahi rā, ka kai tarakihi (kihikihi)

Kaitarakihi

Kaituna

ko te tuna te kai

Kaituna River

Kaiwhaikī

he waha whaikōrero

kāinga kei te tahatika katau o te Whanganui River, kei te uru-mā-raki o Upokongaro (wāhi)

Kaiwhakareireia

he pā hira nō Ngāi Tauira

pā kei te takiwā ki Ormond (wāhi)

Kākāmōria

he mōria mō te kākā, he pā nō Ngāti Maniapoto i ngā tau 1800

pā kei Hangatiki (wāhi)

Kākātarahae

te karehā a te kākā

Kakatarahae

Kākātarahae

he pā whakahirahira nō Tūhoe

pā kei te pūau o te Kotorenui Stream me te Owhakatoro Stream

Kāpiapia

mō te kāpia o te kauri

Kapiapia Rock

Kapowai

mō te kapokapowai, kei te paenga tahi o Ngāti Hei me Ngāti Tamaterā

Kapowai River

Kāpuni

te wāhi i tū ai te puni a Turi

Kapuni Stream

Kapūterangi

pā o Toitehuatahi

pā kei Kōhī Point, Whakatāne

Karanga Tūī

te karanga a te tūī

puke iti e 41m te tiketike kei te tonga o Paeroa

Karāpiro

te auahi piro o te pūkai tūpāpaku i runga toka i tahuna ki te ahi

wāhi hira kei te tonga o Karapiro (wāhi), kua pukea e te wai

Karetoki Whare

te wāhi i noho ai a Karetoki rāua ko Pania, tūpuna o te hapū o Ahuriri

kāinga kei te taha raki-mā-rāwhiti o Mataruahou (puke)

Kārewa

te kārewa

Kārewa / Gannet Island

Kārewa

te kārewa

Karewa Island kei waho atu o Matakana Island

Karihipōtae

te wāhi i patua ai a Rongopopoia kia mate

wahapū o Waiotahe River

Karioi

ka karioi, ka whakaroaroa

Mount Karioi

Katikara

te wāhi i rongo tuatahi ai a Turi i ngā reo o ētahi atu

Katikara Stream

Kawakawa

mō te rākau iti

Kawakawa River

Kawakawa

mō te rangatira o Ngāti Paoa, a Te Raukawakawa

Kawakawa Bay

Kawakawa

te wāhia i whatua ai e ngā tamāhine a Kupe he pare kawakawa

Te Kawakawa Rocks

Kawakawa-mai-tawhiti

he ingoa nō Hawaiki (kawakawa mai i Tahiti)

kāinga kei te takiwā ki Te Araroa (wāhi)

Kaweka

he kaweka, he pae maunga

Kaweka Range

Kawerua

te wāhi i whakahoungia ai e Tōhē ngā tau o ana pāraerae

tahatika kei te tonga-mā-rāwhiti o South Head

Kawhātau

kāore e mōhiotia ana

Kawhātau River

Kāwhia

te awhiawhitanga o Turi

Kawhia Harbour

Kerepēhi

he kere kua pēhia, he pā nō Ngāti Hako i mua

kāinga kei Kerepehi (wāhi)

Kerikeri

te kerikeri, te keri tonu

Kerikeri River

Kikowhakarere

mō ngā tūpāpaku i whakarērea i te pakanga i waenga i a Ngāti Huarere me Marutūahu. Te pā o Ngāti Patukirikiri, hapū o Tamatepō

pā on Ruffin Peninsula

Kinikini

te kini, te kini tonu

Long Point / Taramahiti Point

Kirikiriroa

he tahataha kirikiri roa, he ara whakawhiti wairepo

kāinga kei te tahatika mauī o te Waikato River, kei te puku o Hamilton

Kiriwai

te ingoa o tētahi waka o Ngāti Kahungunu i hokona ki a Ngāti Rangitāne e mana ai tā rātou noho ki te takiwā nei i tō rātou hekenga whakatetonga i Tūranganui-a-Kiwa

kāinga kei te taha tonga-mā-uru o Lake Ōnoke

Kōhaonui

kāinga o Ngāti Rangi mō te pā tuna i te roto me ngā wairepo i Ōtemataraha

kāinga kei ngā tahataha ki te raki-mā-rāwhiti o Ōtamakotinga (hiwi)

Kohia

mō te kohia o te kōkōwai i te moutere

Wiroa Island

Kohukohu

te kohukohu a Kupe i tana iwi mō te huke i te hāngī i mua i te maoatanga

kāinga kei Kohukohu (wāhi)

Kohukohunui

te maunga, te kapua rānei e tauria ana e te nui o te kohu

Kohukohunui

Kohuroa-a-naki

he kohu whakaapi e āta rere ana

Kohuronaki

Kōiro

te kōiro (he momo tuna)

kāinga kei te takiwā ki Koiro (wāhi)

Kōkakotaea

te taenga atu o te kōkako

Mangakōkakotaea Stream

Kōkopunui

he momo ika

Colenso Lake

Kōpū

he rua hōhonu kei te wairepo, he kāinga nō te taniwha

kāinga kei te takiwā o Kopu (wāhi)

Kōpuanui

he pā nō Rangitāne

pā kei te rāwhiti o Ashhurst (wāhi)

Korokio

he momo huruwhenua i katohia hei amiami

Korokio Stream

Koru

te pā tūwatawata rongonui o Ngā Māhanga a Tāiri, tētahi pekanga o Taranaki iwi

kei te hawe i te Oakura River ki te tonga-mā-rāwhiti o Ōakura

Kuratawhiti

kāore e mōhiotia ana

wāhi hira kei te takiwā ki Greytown

Mahipatua

tētahi o ngā pā matua o Te Uri-o-Hau, kāinga o Te Hana i moe i a Rangiwhapapa

Mahipatua Pa, kei waenga pū o te raki me te uru-mā-raki o Lake Humuhumu

Māhoenui

mō te māhoe nunui

wāhi kei te takiwā ki Māhoenui (wāhi)

Mahurangi

te kiko o te kūmara. E tohu ana i te rangatira o te wāhi o te tangata rānei

Mahurangi Harbour

Mairehau

mō te hapū o Rangitāne o Manawatū, a Ngāti Mairehau

Mairehau

Maitai

mai i te tai

Maitai Bay

Mākākahi

mō te kākahi i kohia i konei

Mākākahi River

Mākeo

ka piki ki tōna keokeonga

Makeo

Maketū

te ōhanga o ngā iwi o Tainui, te ūnga o Tainui waka. He ingoa nō Hawaiki

kei te tonga paku atu o Kāwhia

Maketū

pā kei te ūnga mai o Te Arawa waka, te ōhanga o te iwi

pā kei te takiwā ki Maketu (wāhi)

Manaia

he momo whakairo, nō te kupu taketake ake o Te Moana-nui-a-Kupe, a 'Mangaia'

Bream Head

Manawatāwhi

te tāwhi i te manawa i te ātaahua o ngā moutere

Manawatāwhi / Three Kings Islands

Manawatū

te wāhi i tū ai, i tau ai rānei te manawa o Haunui-a-Nanaia i te kitenga i te awa (i te oranga ngākau, i te whakamīharo, i te ohorere rānei, he rahi ngā kōrero)

Manawatū River

Mangahao

papakāinga o Kahungunu, te pūtahitanga o ngā ara mai i te uru ki te rāwhiti

Mangahao River

Mangakāhia

he awa e tipuria ana ōna tahataha e te kāhia (he momo aka)

Mangakāhia River

Mangamuka

he awa i hāpinetia ai te harakeke, he ara rānei

Mangamuka River

Manganui

he manga nui

Manganui River

Manganui-o-Te-Ao

te manga nui o Te Ao. He tupuna a Te Ao nō te iwi

Manganuioteao River

Mangapurua

te komititanga o ētahi manga e rua, he manga rānei i pāpunitia

Mangapurua Stream

Mangatainoka

i taunahatia ki te tainoka, tētahi tipu māori

Mangatainoka River

Mangatawa

he pā i hangaia e Tamatea Arikinui o Tākitimu

pā kei runga o Mangatawa (puke)

Mangatāwhiri

e kōrero ana mō te tāwhiri, tētahi rākau māori

Mangatāwhiri River

Mangatāwhiri

te pā tūwatawata rangatira o Ngāti Manuhiri

pā kei Jones Bay

Mangatewainui

he ara onamata ki roto atu i te pae maunga o Ruahine

Mangatewainui River

Mangatoro

he wāhi i hokohokona ai i mua te hanga ka kawea i te waka

Mangatoro River

Mangawhai

ngā wai e kitea ai te whai

Mangawhai Harbour

Mangawhero

ngā wahi whero o te awa

Mangawhero River

Mangōnui

te mangō nui

Mangōnui Harbour

Maniaiti

te mania iti

Maniaiti

Mānuka

he pou rāhui mānuka, ko te mānukanuka rānei o Te Hotunui i a ia e hautū ana i te waka o Tainui i te matatāhuna o te wahapū

Manukau Harbour

Mānunutahi

he wāhi pai e tāria atu ai te tai tika i mua i te whakawhiti i te wahapū mōrearea

Mānunutahi Bay

Māpiupiu

mō ngā huruwhenua (piupiu) e tipu ana i ngā tahataha o te manga

kāinga kei te takiwā ki Māpiu (wāhi)

Maraekōwhai

he marae e tipuria ana e te kōwhai

kāinga kei Maraekowhai (wāhi)

Marae-o-Hine

pā o Tūrongo i tipu ai a Raukawa kia tangata

pā kei te takiwā ki Rangiatea (wāhi)

Maraeroa

he wāhi mahi kai, mahi rongoā i ōna anō pekanga o te tau, he punanga anō nō Ngāti Ringi me Tūtahi i ngā wā o te pakanga

kāinga kei te taha tonga o Lake Rotorangi

Maraeroa

he wāhi ātea roa

kāinga kei te uru-mā-raki o Pureora (maunga)

Maraetai

he wāhi ūnga ātea

kāinga pātata ki te wahapū o te Waikato River

Maramarua

mahinga kai kei te mārua

kāinga in vicinity of Maramarua (wāhi)

Marau

he marau, he puaroa rānei

Marau Point

Mārima

kāore e mōhiotia ana

Mārima

Marokopa

te kopa o Turi

Marokopa River

Marotere

te maro e tere atu ana

Marotere Islands

Marotiri

he wāhi i whakahaeretia ai te maro, he karakia

Marotiri

Mātaikonā

tērā wāhi, tētahi wāhi i te moana

Mataikona River

Matakana

te noho matakana a ngā rangatira o Ngāti Panauehu me Ngāti Tetaitawaro i te ūnga atu o Whātonga ki Maketū

Matakana Island

Matakanakana

ngā mata kanakana, he pā nō Ngāti Manuhiri e tiaki ana i ngā tauranga mangō pātata, ka noho hei ingoa mō te wāhi whānui

pā kei te taha rāwhiti o Mahurangi Harbour tauaro ki Sandspit (wāhi)

Matakaoa

te mata o te tai ina whati i te kaoa

Matakaoa Point

Mātakitaki

te matairangi, he pā i Waikato i hoepapatia e Ngāpuhi i te tau 1822

kei te uru-mā-raki o Pirongia

Mātakitaki-a-Kupe

te mātakitaki a Kupe ki waho ki te moana

Cape Palliser / Mātakitaki-a-Kupe

Matakuhia

ehara i te hanga noa iho

Matakuhia Range

Mātāpia

e rite ana te āhua ki te upoko, ki te mata whai puare

Matapia

Mataruahou

e kōrero ana mō te whakaataria o te kanohi i ngā hāroto kei ngā ara o te moutere

Mataruahou

Mate ā-ongaonga

te patu manu i ongaongatia, te manu onga

Matemateaonga Range

Matiu

ko tēnei pā o Ngāi Tara nō ngā kōrero mō Kupe

pā kei Matiu / Somes Island

Matuku

he pā nō Ngāti Whitikaupeka

kei te pae ki te tonga o Matuku (hiwi)

Matukutūreia

i kīia te rangatira o te pā i te maunga he 'matuku mākūare' i te rotua ōna e te moe i muri o te haerenga ki te hī ika, i whai ara ai a Kawharu ki te whakaeke i te pā

Matukutūreia / McLaughlins Mountain

Matukutūruru

te matuku (manu māori) mataara, he rerekē anō ki a Matukutūreia te rangatira o tēnei pā o tēnei maunga, he mataara tonu, kāore i rite ki te tuakana

Matukutūruru

Mauao

i mau tēnei maunga ki te tahatika i te rerenga o ngā patupaiarehe āwhina i a ia ki te moana i te aonga ake o te rā

Mount Maunganui

Maukatia

he wāhi tiki rauemi nō mua, tae atu ki te kōhatu turua mō te hanga taputapu

Maukatia Bay

Maunga Hirakimatā

i kite a Waipahihi i te uira e pā ana ki te mata o te maunga, te tohu o te matenga o tana tāne, a Rehua

Mount Hobson

Maunga-a-Kāhia

pā o Kahungunu

pā kei runga hiwi 112m te teitei kei te tonga-mā-rāwhiti o Pariokena (wāhi)

Maunga-a-Kawa

wāhi whakahaere kawa

Maungakawa

Maungaharuru

he pae maunga ka haruru ina kino te āwhā

Maungaharuru Range

Maungahaumia

mō Haumia Tieke Tieke, atua o te kai ka rari noa mai

Maungahaumi

Maungakiekie

maunga o te kiekie (te aka) ka piki rānei ki tōna keonga

Maungakiekie / One Tree Hill

Maunganui

i taunahatia e Tōhē ki te Maunganui i Muriwhenua

Maunganui Bluff

Maungapōhatu

he maunga pōhatu, maunga tapu o Tūhoe

Maungapōhatu

Maungarake

he pae maunga rake

pae kei te tuawhenua ki te tonga-mā-rāwhiti o Gladstone (wāhi)

Maungaroa

e kōrero ana mō tōna roa

Maungaroa / Blagdon Hill

Maungataniwha

te okiokinga o te taniwha, a Āraiteuru, i hanga riu maha mō ana hua i te haerenga ake i Hokianga

Maungataniwha Range

Maungataniwha

maunga o te taniwha

Maungataniwha

Maungatautari

te maunga i reira e taria ana te manu ki te tau

Maungatautari

Maungatūtū

maunga e tipuria ana e te pātītī taratara

Maungatūtū

Maungauika

te toka he puna kei roto

Maungauika

Meremere

mō te pakanga ko te meremere (rākau iti) te rākau whawhai

kāinga kei te takiwā ki Meremere (wāhi)

Mikimiki

te kanohi ohorere o Ngātuere Tāwhirimātea Tāwhao i te kitenga i te nui o te ope taua

wāhi hiranga i te takiwā ki Mikimiki (wāhi)

Mimi

e whakaritea ana ki te awa mimi

Mimi River

Moanauriuri

he wāhi hira i te nui o te rauemi moana

Kawau Bay

Moawhango

e ai ki te kōrero e rite ana te tangi a te moa ki te "whango"

Moawhango River

Moekawa

kāore e mōhiotia ana

Moekawa / South West Island

Mōhaka

he wāhi i tū ai te haka

Mohaka River

Mōhakatino

kāore e mōhiotia ana

Mōhakatino River

Mōkai Pātea

te tuawhenua o Pātea, 'te whenua Pātea'

Mokai Patea Range

Mōkau

e māori noa ana, e mōkau ana, e kōrero ana mō te tupuna a Mōkau, i moe i a  Ruapūtahanga

Mōkau River

Mōkau

e māori noa ana, e mōkau ana, e kōrero ana mō te tupuna a Mōkau, i moe i a  Ruapūtahanga

kāinga kei Mōkau (wāhi)

Mōkauiti

e tohu ana i te awa iti

kāinga kei Mōkauiti Stream

Mōkauiti

he kautawa nō te awa o Mōkau

Mōkauiti Stream

Mokoia

e ai ki te kōrero he kupu angarua mō te patunga a Uenukukōpako i a Arorangi i te paoa atu o te rae tiriwhana ki te kō

pā kei Mokoia Island, Lake Rotorua

Mokoia/Mauinaina

ko Te Hīnaki te rangatira, i pāhorotia ngā pā e rua e Ngāpuhi (takiwā ki te tau 1821)

pā kei Panmure, Auckland

Motairehe

e tohu ana i te hononga o Ngāti Rehua ki te waka o Tainui

open area ki te raki o Great Barrier Island (Aotea Island)

Mōtītī

he ingoa nō Hawaiki

Mōtītī Island

Mōtū

he kōhatu taumaha (mōtū) nō te awa nei i whakamahia hei māhē

Mōtū River

Motuhaku

he motu e huhua ana te haku i ōna moana

Motuhaku Island / Schooner Rocks

Motukahaua

he momo karakia (kahau) hei kaupare atu i ngā whaiwhaiā, ngā mākutu a te hoariri

Motukahaua Island (Happy Jack Island)

Motukākārikitahi

he motu e nōhia ana e te kākāriki kotahi

Motukakarikitahi Island (Rat island)

Motukawa

he motu e tipuria ana e te kawakawa

Cavalli Islands

Motukehu

tētahi o ētahi wāhine teina/tuakana e toru i hurihia e te taniwha, e Te Rapatiotio, hei maunga

Black Hill

Motukino

kāore e mōhiotia ana

Fanal Island (Motukino)

Motukōkako

i tiakina te kōkako i konei mō ōna hou

Motukōkako Island / Piercy Island

Motukōrea

e kōrero ana pea mō tētahi waka iti (kōrea)

Browns Island (Motukorea)

Motungaio

mō te uru ngaio, he pā onamata i kitea e Tuahumahina i nōhia e te tini i te pai o tōna wāhi tū

pā kei Kawhia (wāhi)

Motu-o-Pao

te motu o Pao

Motuopao Island

Motuoruhi

he momo matā ka kitea i te hinewaiapu, he momo harakeke rānei

Motuoruhi Island (Goat Island)

Motu-o-Rūrū

motu o te ruru, ko te ruru anō te kaitiaki o Ngāti Tū

kei te tonga-mā-uru o te Rukumoana Forest

Moturemu

he paenga mō Ngāti Manuhiri

Moturemu Island

Moturoa

he motu roa

Moturoa Island

Motutāiko

motu o te tāiko

Motutaiko Island

Mōtūwairaka

te wāhi i toremi ai a Wairaka, wahine a Haunui-a-Poupoto ka huri hei toka (pērā i te punga)

takiwā huri i Riversdale Beach (wāhi)

Moumoukai

he pā hira mō ngā hononga ā-iwi

pā kei Moumoukai (puke), kei te raki o Nūhaka

Moutohorā

te motu tohorā

Moutohora Island

Murimotu

he motu tūtata ki Muriwhenua

Murimotu Island

Muriwai

'ngā wai haupunu‘ te ‘muriwhenua' rānei

Port Jackson

Muriwhenua

ngā whenua kei te takiwā ki te raki

ngā whenua katoa kei te uru-mā-raki o te Maungataniwha Range

Murupara

te ingoa o tētahi taniwha

kāinga kei te takiwā ki Murupara (wāhi)

Ngā Atua Tātā

te kauhanga riri o ngā atua

Ngā Atua Tātā / Kerr Point

Ngā Awapūrua

te pūau o ngā awa, he mahinga kai mō te tuna heke

mahinga kai kei Ngawapurua (wāhi)

Ngā Hore

he pā onamata nō Rangitāne me Ngāi Tahu

pā kei te tonga o Lake Whatumā

Ngā Huinga

te pūau o ngā awa

te pūau o te Ongarue River me te Whanganui River

Ngā Kai-hīnaki-a-Whata

ngā pā tuna, ngā kai o te hīnaki a Whata

ngā hiwi i te uru o Waipukurau ki te rāwhiti o Dannevirke

Ngā Kurī-a-Whārei

ngā kurī a Whārei, e ai ki tētahi kōrero ka auau ngā tuna ka puea ake i te pō ki te whakahā

he pūkawa kei waho atu o Waihi Beach

Ngā Mātia

mō ngā mātia pā tuna kei te wairepo

Ngamatea East Swamp

Ngā Puha-ake-o-te-ora

te puha ake o te ora

he spring kei waho atu o Te Motu-o-Kura / Bare Island

Ngā Rimutāmaka

he huinga toka e tipuria ana e te uru rākau, te wāhi i whānau mai ai a Paerangi, tupuna ake o Ngāti Rangi

urupā kei ngā tahataha ki te tonga o Mount Ruapehu

Ngā Tai-i-whakatūria-e-Kupe-ki-te-marowhara

ngā tai i whakatūria e Kupe ki te marowharo

moana o waho atu o Te Oneroa-a-Tōhē / Ninety Mile Beach

Ngā Tamāhinerua

ētahi tamāhine e rua

Ngatamahinerua

Ngā Tārua

mō ngā hiwi, ngā tārua ka rere iho ki te Rangitīkei

takiwā ki te tahatika katau o te Rangitīkei River ki te rāwhiti o Taoroa Junction (wāhi)

Ngā Turi-o-Murimotu

maunga tapu o Ngāti Rangi

maunga e 814m te tiketike kei te uru o Waiouru (wāhi)

Ngā Umukākāpō

ngā umu i tunua ai te kākāpō

papa kei te takiwā ki Inglis Bush

Ngā Waka-a-Kupe

ngā waka o Kupe

ētahi puke e toru kei waenga pū o te tonga me te tonga-mā-rāwhiti o Martinborough

Ngāhoro

e tohu ana i ngā horo kei te moutere

Nga Horo Island

Ngakuraho

‘ngaku raho’ mō te āhua o te pā o Tūirirangi, tētahi tupuna o Ngāti Maniapoto

pā kei te tonga o Hangatiki (wāhi)

Ngāmoerangi

te papa o te riri o waenga i a Ngāti Tū me ngā iwi pātata

kei te waha o te Pākuratahi Stream

Ngāmotu

ngā motu

Ngā Motu / Sugar Loaf Islands

Ngā-pona-o-Tamatekapua

ngā pona o Tamatekapua

Moehau Range

Ngāroto

ngā roto

mahinga kai e kapi ana i ētahi roto me ngā wairepo ki te tonga-mā-rāwhiti o Mangawhai (wāhi)

Ngāruawāhia

te karanga a Te Ngaere “kia wāhia ngā rua kai”

kāinga kei Ngāruawāhia

Ngaruroro Moko-tū-ā-raro ki Rangatira

i ohorere i te kurī a Māhu ngā upokororo (ika wai māori o Aotearoa kua wharengaro) e whakakakare ana i te wai.  Nō muri, ka whakanōhia a Moko-tū-ā-raro, tama a Ruawharo, ki te waha o te awa hei mauri ki te whakawhānui me te tiaki i ngā tauranga ika

Ngaruroro River me te Clive River

Ngataea

te wāhi i ngāngā ai te manawa o Tōhē i te tauria e te au, e te kohu

Ngataea / Hooper Point

Ngā-Taratara-o-Toi

ngā taratara o Toi

Needles Point

Ngāuruhoe

te ingoa o te pononga i whiua e Ngātoroirangi ki te puia

Mount Ngauruhoe

Ngāwhakaraua

kāore e mōhiotia ana

Ngāwhakaraua

Ngongotahā

te wāhi i ngongo wai ai a Ihenga i te tahā a ngā patupaiarehe

kāinga kei te takiwā ki Ngongotahā (paenoho)

Ngunguru

he oro mārū, he oro nguru

Ngunguru River

Nūhaka

he pā rautaki onamata

pā tūtata ki Nūhaka (wāhi)

Nukutaurua

he waka (taurua) mō te tuku whānui i te kaharoa

Kahutara Point

Ōākuramatapū

mō Ākuramatapū o Kurahaupō waka i rarau te noho i konei

Oakura River

Ohae

kāore e mōhiotia ana

area around the mouth of Ohae Stream

Ōhane

kāore e mōhiotia ana

Ōhane Stream

Ōhau

he ingoa nō Hawaiki, e tohu ana i ngā hau pūmau

Ōhau / West Island

Ōhau

awa o Haunui-a-Nanaia

Ōhau River

Ōhīnau

motu o te hīnau

Ohinau Island

Ōhinemutu

mō tētahi toka i whakatūria e Ihenga hei whakamaharatanga ki tana wahine i kōhurutia

pā kei te one i Ohinemutu (paenoho)

Ōhīrea

hīrea ana te rongohia (te oro, te haunga, te kakara, te aha atu)

Ōhīrea

Ōhiwa

o Hiwa, tētahi rangatira rongonui i te wā ki a ia

Ōhiwa Harbour

Ōhura

awa o Hura

Ōhura River

Oingo

kāore e mōhiotia ana

Oingo Lake

Ōkareka

te roto e reka ana te kai, mō ngā kūmara i whakatipuria i konei

Lake Ōkareka

Ōkōrewa

kāore e mōhiotia ana

kāinga ki te tonga-mā-rāwhiti paku atu o Lake Ferry (wāhi)

Ō-Kupe-Mai-Tawhiti

e pā ana ki te whanga

Okupu

Ō-Kupe-Mai-Tawhiti

te wāhi i herea ai e Kupe tana waka

Okupu Bay

Omāhu

te wāhi i pau ai ngā kai a Māhu Tapoanui i tana haerenga whakatetonga

pā kei Omahu (wāhi)

Ōmāī

ka marino (māī) ngā wai

Omaio Bay

Ōmangaia

e pā ana ki te rangatira o Ngāti Taimanawaiti, a Te Hehewa

Ōmangaia Pā kei Tipau Point

Ōmāpere

wāhi o Māpere

Lake Ōmāpere

Ōmoekau

wāhi tōmua katoa i hangaia ai he whare (o te takiwā 1180AD) e tautuhia ana i Te Ika-a-Māui

Moikau

Onewhero

e whero ana te one

kāinga kei te uru-mā-raki o Onewhero (wāhi)

Ongaonga

mō te ongaonga

takiwā ki Ongaonga Stream

Ōngare

he pā onamata nō Ngāi Te Rangi

pā kei Ongare Point

Ōngarue

te wāhi ka ngarue, ka rū

Ongarue River

Ōnoke

wāhi o te noke

Lake Ōnoke

Ōpito

te wāhi i herea ai e tētahi rangatira ngā pito o ana tama e rua i whānau tahi mai ki wahine kē, wahine kē

Opito Bay

Ōpōtiki-mai-tawhiti

te wāhi i tukua ai e te tupuna e Tarawa tana mōkai tanahanaha (ika) i haria mai i Hawaiki

puna kei te pari i muri o Waiotahe Beach

Ōrākau

wāhi i whakatūtūhia ai e Tainui ngā parahau i te pakanga whakamutunga ki ngā hōia Pākehā

kāinga kei Orakau (wāhi)

Ōrākeikōrako

i rākeitia ki ngā hou o te kāhu kōrako

Orakei Korako

Ōrete

kāore e mōhiotia ana

Orete Point

Oromaki

kāore e mōhiotia ana

Oromaki / North East Island

Ōrongo

te wāhi whakarongo (mō te hopu manu heke)

tahatika o waenga o te Piako River me te Waihou River

Ōrongokoekoeā

‘ka whakarongo mō te koekoeā’, te pā i whānau mai ai a Tāwhiao

pā kei tētahi hiwi e 305m te teitei i te pito whakarunga o te Mangaongaonga Stream

Ōrongorongo

wāhi o Rongorongo, wahine a Turi, he rehe ki te ngaki kai

Ōrongorongo River

Oroua

te oro o te ua

kāinga kei te takiwā ki Feilding

Oroua

te oro o te ua

Oroua River

Ōrua-pouanui

wāhi o Rua-Pouanui

Baring Head / Ōrua-pouanui

Ōruarangi

wāhi o Ruarangi

koutu tahatika kei te tonga o Port Waikato

Ōruataua

wāhi o te ope taua

Orutua River

Ōruawharo

he tohunga a Ruawharo nō te waka o Tākitimu

Oruawharo River

Ōruru

wāhi o te ruru

Oruru River

Ōruru

wāhi o te ruru

Doubtless Bay

Ōtahatekapua

nō Te Kāhui Kapua (iwi o te kapua) nō te tupuna a Kapua Te Ariki rānei

Ōtahatekapua Kāinga, he kāinga, he wāhi whakangau kei ngā tahataha ki te tonga o Mount Ruapehu

Ōtahu

te wāhi o Tahu

Otahu River

Ōtahuao

mō te tupuna o Rangitāne a Tahuao

Ōtahuao

Ōtāhuhu

i rite te āhua o te matua o te waka o Tainui kua huripokina ki te tāhuhu o te whare, ina amohia ake i te kūititanga

Ōtāhuhu / Mount Richmond

Ōtaipango

mō te tai e pango ana te āhua i te huhua o te rimurapa

Ōtaipango / Henderson Bay

Ōtāiri

ka puta ake ‘ānō nei e tāiri ana i runga ake i te kohu o te Rangitīkei

takiwā o waenga i te Turakina River me te Rangitīkei River, ki te raki o Hunterville

Ōtakanini

he pā onamata

pā kei te tonga o te Kaipara Harbour

Ōtaki

te wāhi i mau tokotoko ai a Haunui-a-Nanaia i a ia e kōrero ana

Ōtaki River

Ōtamakapua

wāhi whakahirahira e pā ana ki ngā iwi tōpū o Mōkai Pātea

takiwā ki te rāwhiti o Pakihikura (wāhi)

Ōtamakotinga

te wāhi i tohia ai, i kotia ai, i tanumia ai te pito o te tamaiti

Ōtamakotinga

Ōtamaraho

awa mō te kokotinga, he wāhi tapu, he wāhi tohi, he mahinga kai, he wāhi i huhua ai te tuna

Otamaraho Stream

Ōtamarākau

te pā ahurei onamata o Waitaha nō te waka o Te Arawa

pā kei te takiwā ki Otamarakau (wāhi)

Ōtamatea

o Tamatea, nō te waka o Tākitimu

Otamatea River

Ōtāne

kāore e mōhiotia ana

takiwā ki Ōtāne (wāhi)

Ōtanewainuku

te ipo a Pūwhenua

Otanewainuku

Ōtara

pā o Ngāti Hauiti

pā kei te tonga-mā-rāwhiti o Ōhingaiti (wāhi)

Ōtātara

he pā nō nehe i hiranga i te wā ki a ia. Ko Tu Rauwha tōna rangatira

kei te tonga-mā-uru o Taradale (paenoho)

Ō-Tautū-i-te-Rangi

mō tētahi tupuna o Hauraki i patua i konei kia mate e Te Raumāhoe o te iwi o Marutūahu

Otautu Point

Ōtawhiwhi

mō te toka i tāwhiwhitia ai ngā whēkau o tētahi rangatira o Ngāti Tamaterā

ngā tahataha taikato o te taha whakaroto o Bowentown Heads

Ōtewā

‘o te wā’ i hoki ai a Tāwhiao ki Te Nehenehenui

kāinga kei Ōtewā (wāhi)

Otoea

kāore e mōhiotia ana

kāinga kei te pūau o te Hautapu River me te Rangitīkei River

Ōtorohanga

te wāhi i āta toro ai ngā ringa, he kupu whakarite rānei mō tēnei āhua (he maha ngā kōrero)

kāinga kei Ōtorohanga (wāhi)

Ōtū

wāhi o Tū

North Cape / Otou

Ōtūhawaiki

te pā o Ngā Ariki Kaipūtahi, he wā tōna i whakaekea e Whakatōhea

pā kei runga hiwi pari ninihi e 829m te teitei ki te raki-mā-rāwhiti o Waipaoa (wāhi)

Ōtūkōpiri

e tū kōpiri ana

kāinga kei Koriniti Pa (wāhi)

Otūmoetai

te tai e tū ana ānō nei e moe ana

Otūmoetai Pā, kei Otūmoetai Beach

Ōtūmore

mō te tupuna o Ngāti Whatumāmoa a Tūmore

Otumore

Ōtūpae

ka koure mai te pae nei i te pae maunga o ngā Ruahine

Otupae Range

Ōueariu

kāore e mōhiotia ana

Ōueariu

Ōwhāriu

ka huri kē, e tohu ana i te wāhi i whakamaroketia ai e Kupe ngā rā o tana waka

Ohariu Bay

Ōwhata

he pā nō Hinemoa, i rongonui nei mō tana kauhoe i te moana ki tana tahu ki a Tūtanekai. I taunahatia e Ihenga te takiwā nei ki tēnei ingoa

pā kei Kawaha Point

Paekauri

he maunga e tipuria ana e te uru kauri

Paekauri

Paepae-o-Tū

wāhi e tū ai a Tūmatauenga, atua o te tangata me te pakanga

Paepae-o-Tū / Bream Tail

Paeroa

pae maunga roa

Paeroa

Paeterangi

i pāhorotia e ngā hōia i te hinganga o Rangiriri i te 1863

pā kei te tonga-mā-uru o Paterangi (wāhi)

Paetūmōkai

te wāhi i mau ai te mōkai manu a te rangatira o te kāinga i te mutu

kāinga i te takiwā ki Featherston

Pāhaoa

he pāhao huri i te ngakinga

Pāhaoa River

Pakakina

he pā tūwatawata nō Ngāti Tamaoho mō Pēhiakura e pai ana te tirohanga

kei tua tonu atu o Pēhiakura Lake

Pākarae

he ingoa nō Hawaiki

Pakarae River

Pakeke-o-Whirikoka

te wāhi i manaakitia ai e Whirikoka tētahi pakake

pā kei Whatatutu kei runga parehua i runga ake o te Mangatū River

Pakihikura

he waka onamata nō te Whakatōhea

whanga kei te pūwaha o te Waioeka River

Pakipaki

i taunahatia i muri tata iho i te patunga o Marukukere

Pakipaki Stream

Pākiri

he ika ko te kopukopu anō te ingoa

Pakiri River

Pākuku

mō te mahi kuku i ngā toka i te pekanga tika o te tau

he mahinga kai kei te waha o te Pākuku Stream, kei te tonga-mā-uru o Herbertville

Pāmotumotu

e kōrero ana mō tētahi pā i motumotukia ki ōna anō wehenga

Pamotumoto

Panepaoa

he tauranga ika rongonui mō te hapū o Maungaharuru-Tangitū, he wāhanga anō o te pā whānui

coastal kāinga kei te waha o te Pākuratahi Stream

Panetiki

he tauranga waka, he wāhi hiranga anō i ngā haerenga ki te kawe tūpāpaku ki te urupā

Panetiki Island / The Outpost

Panguru

ka panguru te reo, te tangi rānei

Panguru Range

Panirau

te rau o te noho pani i te toremi tonu i te tāheke

tāheke kei te pūau o te Panirau Stream me te Mōkau River

Papaaroha

he papa, he whenua e aroha nuitia ana

kāinga kei Papaaroha (wāhi)

Papaioea

he pā ōnamata nō Rangitāne, i te putanga o te kōrero mō “te oea, te koea” rānei

pā kei te puku o Palmerston North

Papawai

te whare wānanga o te Mātorohanga

pā kei te tonga-mā-rāwhiti paku atu o Greytown

Papawhitu

te karahuinga o te hokowhitu

Papawhitu Pā, kei Maraetai Point

Pārae Kāretu

he pārae i whatua ki te kāretu (pātītī kakara)

Pārae Karetu

Paraiti

he awa tino tapu i te nui o te urupā me te ana kōiwi kei ōna pareparenga

Paraiti River

Pārengarenga

he parenga waewae ka whatua ki te harakeke

Pārengarenga Harbour

Parininihi

he pari ninihi

Parininihi

Parinuiterā

he pari e anga atu ana ki te whitinga o te rā

Gable End Foreland

Pari-o-Kariwa

te pari o Kariwa

Pariokariwa Point

Pari-o-Mahu

ko Paripari te ingoa ake, ka taunahatia anō ki a Mahu i te ngaronga ōna i konei i a ia e haere ana ki te kimi utu mō te tāhaetia o ana kūmara

mahinga kai kei Blackhead Point

Paritū

he pari mote, he pari tū

Paritū

Pātea-nui-a-Turi

te pātea (korowai) nui o Turi

kāinga kei Pātea (wāhi)

Patiarero

he arero pati, he arero whakapatipati

kāinga kei Jerusalem (wāhi)

Patumāhoe

te māhoe i tuaina

kāinga kei Patumahoe (wāhi)

Pāuanui

wāhi e nui ana te pāua

kāinga kei Pauanui (wāhi)

Pāuatahanui

pā o Rangihaeata, irāmutu o Te Rauparaha

pā i te pūau o te Pāuatahanui Stream me Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour

Pēhiakura

kāinga rangatira o Ngāti Tamaoho ka kāinga mahue i ngā riri pū o te 1820, ka hokia anō i ngā  1830

kāinga i te taha rāwhiti o Pēhiakura Lake

Piako

ngā wai ka piakotia

Piako River

Pihanga

te maunga wahine i whawhai ai a Tongariro rāua Taranaki mōna

Pihanga

Pipiriki

te pipiriki (he manu)

kāinga kei Pipiriki (wāhi)

Piwhane

te wāhi i kī atu ai a Tōhē ki tana koroheke "Ki te mate au, hopukina taku wairua kia kore ai e tae ki Te Rerenga Wairua"

Piwhane / Spirits Bay

Poanui

he poa nui, he kai nui

Paoanui Point

Pōhangina

hangina ana te pō, e tohu ana i tētahi riri a Rangitāne

Pohangina River

Pōhatuhāhā

he wāhi tū hāhā, he wāhi e hiko ai te uira i te matenga o te tangata rongonui

Pohatuhaha

Pōhaturoa

he pā nō Tūwharetoa kei runga pōhatu puia roa, nō muri ka whakaekea e Ngāti Raukawa

pā kei runga o Pohaturoa Rock kei te tonga-mā-uru o Ātiamuri

Pōhaturoa

e kōrero ana mō ngā pōhatu nui kei te one tae atu ki tētahi mea nui ko Ōhinerangi te ingoa

kāinga kei Ohinerangi Beach

Pohokura

te ingoa o tētahi mōkai a Tamatea Pōkai Whenua i oma i tēnei takiwā

wāhi tapu kei waenga o Otupae Range, o te Taruarau River me te Ikawetea Stream

Pōkino

he kāinga nō Ngāti Tamaoho i nōhia i ngā tau 1850 i te waipukehia o Mangatāwhiri

Pōkino Kainga, kei te raki-mā-rāwhiti o Pōkeno

Pokohinu

he poko kī i te hinu, mō te mahi ōi (manu) te mahi tītī

Burgess Island (Pokohinu)

Pokopoko

he kāinga nō Ngāti Paki

kāinga kei Pokopoko Stream

Pōrangahau

'te pō āta rangahau’, e kōrero ana mō te rerenga o Te Rongouruao i te patunga o te tāne a Tuteihunga. Ka tapa i a ia anō ki tēnei āhua, taunahatia ana anō te takiwā ki taua ingoa

takiwā ki Pōrangahau (wāhi)

Porirua

e pā ana ki te ingoa o te whanga me te papa kāinga o Ngāti Toa mai i ngā tau 1820

Mount Porirua

Pou Tu o Te Rangi

kāinga matua o Haumoewaarangi, ingoa o te tupuna ake o Te Uri-o-Te Rangi

kei te tonga o Dargaville

Pouākai

maunga wahine i haukoti i a Pukeonaki (tirohia a Taranaki) i te rerenga ōna i te puku o Te Ika-a-Māui ki te moana

Pouakai Range

Pouerua

he pā nō Ngāti Pou, e kōrero ana mō tētahi momo mātaitai

pā kei runga o Pouerua (hiwi) kei te tonga-mā-uru o Pakaraka (wāhi)

Pouhōkio

mō te wahine tohunga ki te mau rākau i karakiahia i te awa nei i te mate ōna ki te tū tahanga ka whawhai ai

Pouhōkio Stream

Pounui

kāore e mōhiotia ana

Lake Pounui

Pourērere

i te whānui o te kokorahotia o te whenua ka kīia ngā pou rūri he pou peke haere, he pou rērere

wāhi hira i te takiwā ki Pourerere (wāhi)

Pourewa

kāore e mōhiotia ana

Porewa Stream

Pourewa

he papakāinga nō Ngāti Hauiti me Ngāi Te Upokoiri

kāinga kei te rāwhiti o Porewa (wāhi) ki te raki-mā-rāwhiti o Marton

Poutū

tōna wāhi tū

he wairere, he tāheke kei te pūau ake o te Poutu Stream ki Lake Rotoaira

Puetou

te tou i te kōhatu ki te wai i te hanganga o te taputapu

kei runga hiwi e 337m kei waenga pū o te raki me te uru-mā-raki o Okere Falls (wāhi)

Puhinui

he wāhi tapu, he tauranga waka e hono ana ki ngā tūpuna o Ngāti Manuhiri pērā i a Pōnui rāua ko Maeaea

wāhi kei te puku o Warkworth me ngā wairere kei te Mahurangi River

Puhitahi

kāinga o Ngāti Tamaoho, tauranga waka rongonui anō

kāinga kei tētahi koutu iti i te tāuru o Whatapaka Creek

Pukaha

mō ngā hau kaha ka pupuhi tonu i tēnei takiwā

Pukaha / Mount Bruce

Pūkākā

mō ngā kākā runga rākau o te takiwā

Pūkākā / Marsland Hill

Puke o Tara

mō Taramainuku, tētahi tupuna o mua o te iwi o Tainui, he taniwha, he kaitiaki anō mō Mānuka [whanga o Manukau]

Puke o Tara

Pukeahurangi

e tū tiketike ana, e riaki ana, he tohu whenua mō te haere moana i taunahatia e te tupuna o Rangitāne, e Hinetearorangi

Pukeahurangi / Jumbo

Pukeamoamo

i taunahatia e te tupuna o Rangitāne e Hinetearorangi ki te pou o te wharenui kua whakairohia ngā tūpuna

Pukeamoamo / Mitre

Pukeareinga

te puke i huihui ai ngā wairua o te hunga i hinga i te riri o Te Ika Ranganui i mua i te wehenga

Pukeareinga

Pukehau

pā o Maungaharuru

kei te rāwhiti o Nukuhou North (wāhi)

Pukeiahua

he pā tūwatawata, he kāinga nō Tainui

pā kei te taha tonga-mā-rāwhiti o Ngāruawāhia

Puke-i-Āki-Rangi

he puke i ākina ki te rangi

Puke-i-Āki-Rangi

Pukekaihau

he pā i nohoia tuatahitia e Ruakūhā i te rautau 16

pā kei Hunter Memorial Park, Waipukurau

Pukekaiiti

he pā onamata

pā kei runga o Titirangi (hiwi) kei te tonga-mā-uru o Kaiti (paenoho)

Pukekawa

te puke e whakahaeretia ai te kawa

Pukekawa

Puke-kōiwi-riki

te puke o te kōiwi ririki

Pukekiwiriki

Pukekura

he puke kura

Pukekura

Pukematekeo

pā tūwatawata o Ngāti Manuhiri

pā kei te raki o Matakana (wāhi)

Pukenui-o-raho

raho kua kōpuku

Pukenuioraho

Pukerangiora

pā tūwatawata o Ngāti Awa

kei te tahatika mauī o te Waitara River ki te tonga o Waitara

Puketapu

pā tūwatawata o Ngāti Awa

pā kei te tonga o Te Teko (wāhi)

Puketapu

he puke tapu

te puke i Fernhill (wāhi)

Puketoi

he hiwi tere te neke

Puketoi Range

Pukewā

tētahi o ngā wāhine teina/tuakana tokotoru i hurihia e te taniwha a Te Rapatiotio hei maunga

‘Martha Hill' i Waihi, kua keria ki te mahi kōura  

Pūrahoitangihia

te raho e whakapū mai ana i tangihia, e kōrero ana mō te matenga o Te Ahimatutunu

Pūrahoitangihia

Purapura

kāinga nui o Ngāti Tamaoho i te Awaroa, te wāhi i tōia ai te waka i waenga o te Waikato me Mānuka [whanga o Manukau]

kāinga kei te tonga o Waiuku

Puroa

maunga tapu o Te Uri-o-Hau, he whakamarumaru mō ngā haerenga ki ō rātou rohe ki te raki

Puroa / Boar Hill

Pūtauaki

te take, te pūtake rānei o te maunga

Pūtauaki a Mount Edgecumbe rānei

Pūwheke

tētahi taniwha i tūpono atu ai te waka o Māmaru

Puwheke

Pūwhenua

te makau a Ōtanewainuku

Puwhenua

Rāhuipōkeka

i te korekore haere o te tuna, ka rāhuitia, ka poua atu he pōkeka ki te whenua

kāinga kei Huntly

Raikapua

tētahi pā ōnamata nō Kahungunu, he kauhanga riri anō

pā kei tētahi pari poupou i waenga o te tonga me te uru-mā-tonga o Dannevirke, tahatika mauī o te Manawatū River

Rākaumangamanga

he rākau tini te manga, he rākau kāore i pakari te tū

Rakaumangamanga

Raketapauma

nō te ‘rake i te papauma’, te rākau rau whānui i whakamahia ai ngā rau me te hiako hei wahie

kāinga kei te Raketapauma Wetland

Rākino

he rā kino, e ai ki te kōrero he toenga nō te motu o Hurakia i te hūnga o Rangitoto

Rakino Island

Rakitū

e hono ana ki ngā tohu o te matenga o Rehua

Rakitu Island (Arid Island)

Rangatauanui

te roto nui ake o ētahi roto e rua i taunahatia ki te atua tangata rākau kawa a Rangataua

pā kei Rangatauanui Hill i te tonga-mā-uru o Ohakune

Rangatira

he rangatira

Te Oneone Rangatira Beach

Rangatira

te ingoa o te kurī mōkai a Matangi i konei e ngaro ana

pae maunga kei waenga o te Rangitīkei River me te Porewa Stream, ki te uru o Hunterville

Rangaunu

te nui o te ika i unuhia mai i te ranga ika

Rangaunu Harbour

Rangiātaahua

mō te whaea o Kupa rangatira whakamutunga e mōhiotia ana o Tūtira

wāhi tapu kei te pito whakararo o te Kotomangengi Stream

Rangiāwhiao

te takiwā i taiāwhiotia

takiwā kei waenga o Whatuwhiwhi me Merita (wāhi)

Rangiora

nō te ingoa o te pā tūtata nō rātou te mana tiaki i te ara kūiti nei

Rangiora Narrows

Rangipō

te rangi pōuri e pā ana ki te huka pūkeri

whenua hira kei Te Onetapu (koraha)

Rangipoua

he rā ka mahara tonutia mō tētahi take

Rangipoua

Rangiriri

te wāhi i riri ai a Waikato ki ngā hōia Pākehā i te 1863

kei te tonga-mā-uru o Lake Kopuera

Rangitaiki

he tikanga mō te taeke mutu kererū pātata ki te wai

Rangitaiki River

Rangitane

he pā nui nō Rangiwhapapa, teina ki a Haumoewaarangi, tupuna ake o Te Uri-o-Hau

Rangitane Pa, kei te tonga-mā-uru o te Punahaere Creek

Rangitāne

pā o Ngāti Pou te wāhi i patua ai te tupuna o Te Roroa, a Te Taonga kia mate

pā e titiro atu ana ki te waha o te Rangitane River i te Kerikeri Inlet

Rangitawhi

te pā tuatahi o Turi

pā kei roto paku atu o Pātea (wāhi)

Rangitāwhiri

e tohu ana i te pekanga atu a Kupe

Tryphena Harbour

Rangitīkei

te wāhi i tīkei ai te waewae o Haunui-a-Nanaia i te whakawhitinga i te awa e pāpaku ana

Rangitīkei River

Rangitoto

te ingoa o te mōkai mokomoko i hoatu e Uenukukoihu ki a Murimanu, ka patua nei kia mate e Taharangi i tō rāua hiahia tahi ki te mōkai

Rangitoto Peak

Rangituhi

mō te ūkura o te maunga i te tōanga o te rā ina titiro atu i Te Awarua-o-Porirua

Rangituhi / Colonial Knob

Rangitūmau

e tū ana ki te rangi

Rangitūmau

Rangiwaea

he ingoa nō Hawaiki

Rangiwaea Island

Rangiwhakaoma

te wāhi e oma ai te rangi, i konei a Kupe e patu ana i Te Wheke nui

he ana kei Matira / Castle Rock

Rāoa

te wāhi i rāoa ai a Turi i te iwi ika

Rawa Stream

Rātōroa

i te tō roahia o te rā ka tauparetia te whakaekehia me te kahakina o tētahi

Rotoroa Island

Raukūmara

te rau o te kūmara, te huhua rānei o te kūmara

Raukūmara Range

Rau-o-te-huia

te huhua o te huia, he pā nō Ngāti Tama

kei te tonga-mā-uru o Onaero (wāhi)

Raupunga

Ngāti Pāhauwera pā, important to Ngāti Kahungunu in the 1800s

pā kei te takiwā ki Raupunga (wāhi)

Remutaka

te wāhi i makere ai, i taka ai te remu o te korowai o Haunui-a-Nanaia, te wāhi rānei i tirotiro haere ai ia i a ia e noho ana

Remutaka

Remutaka

te wāhi i makere ai, i taka ai te remu o te korowai o Haunui-a-Nanaia, te wāhi rānei i tirotiro haere ai ia i a ia e noho ana

Remutaka Range

Remuwera

he pā nō Ngāti Paoa (takiwā ki te tau 1700)

pā kei Ōhinerau / Mount Hobson

Repanga

e rite ana ki te motu i Hawaiki nō reira mai te kaitiaki rite ki te manu te āhua o Te Arawa waka, ka taunahatia ki a ia

Cuvier Island (Repanga Island)

Reretāruke

he wai tāruke te rere

Retaruke River

Reretewhīoi

mō te whīoi e rere ana

kāinga kei te uru-mā-raki o Waiuku

Rimaariki

ētahi ariki e rima

Rimariki Island

Ripirō

‘kei te ripi kōhatu te tawhiti’, arā, kāore i tawhiti.  E tohu ana i te pātata mai o te Maunganui Bluff

Ripiro Beach

Ririwha

kua ririwha katoa

Stephenson Island

Rotoaira

te roto a Ira

Lake Rotoaira

Rotoehu

te roto e ehu ana ōna wai

Lake Rotoehu

Rotokawa

mō ngā wai o te roto kua kawa i te pungatara

Lake Rotokawa

Rotomā

mō ngā wai kōratarata, ngā wai mā o te roto

Lake Rotomā

Rotomahana

mō ngā wai mahana o te roto

Lake Rotomahana

Rotomakariri

mō ngā wai makariki o te roto, i hanumi ki te Rotomahana

roto o mua kei te tonga-mā-uru o Mount Tarawera

Rotopounamu

mō te pounamu o te tae o te roto

Lake Rotopounamu

Rotoroa

ko ngā hapū o Ahuriri e hono ana ki te roto ko Ngāti Ruapirau, ko Ngāti Mahu, ko Ngāti Hinepare, ko Ngāi Te Upokoiri

Rotoroa

Rototoa

he wāhi whakamāui ake i muri o te riri

Lake Rototoa

Rototuna

he wāhi hopu tuna

Rototuna

Ruahine

he kuia e kauanuanutia ana

Ruahine Range

Ruamāhanga

he manga e rua, tērā anō pea e kōrero ana mō tētahi māhanga manu i hoatu e Haunui-a-Nanaia ki te tarahanga o te rākau

Ruamahanga River

Ruamahua

ka panaia ake, ka mahua ake i te hōhonutanga

The Aldermen Islands

Ruapehu

he rua ka pehu, ka pahū

Mount Ruapehu

Ruapekapeka

Ko te kōrero a Kāwiti mō tana pā, “Me he pekapeka au kua mau ki te ana”

pā kei Ruapekapeka (wāhi) kei te tonga-mā-rāwhiti o Kawakawa

Ruawhata

he pā onamata nō Kahungunu

pā kei te takiwā ki Ruawhata (wāhi)

Taepiro

pā o Te Rauparaha

pā kei te waha o te Taepiro Stream, Kapiti Island

Tahanga

te wāhi i whakahaua ai e Poutini a Waitāiki nāna nei i kāhaki, kia tū tahanga i mua i te ahi

Tahanga

Tāhuna

te tāhuna, te matatāhuna

kāinga kei te takiwā ki Tahuna (wāhi)

Tairua

te tairua

Tairua River

Takapau

i taunahatia e tētahi rangatira i tau atu ki reira ki a Kahukura Takapau, te mātāmua a Rakaihikuroa rāua ko Papauma, i te rangatira o te manaakitia ōna

takiwā ki Takapau (wāhi)

Takapaukura

mō ētahi takapau i tapia ai te waka o Kurahaupō i te haerenga

Takapaukura / Tom Bowling Bay

Tākou

he uku whero ka hua mai ina tahuna tētahi momo uku kōwhai

Tākou Bay

Tamahunga

he maunga tapu, ‘ko te ariki anō o Ngāti Manuhiri’

Tamahunga

Tāmaki

i waiho e Whāngai Kaimokopuna tētahi o ana tamariki ki konei

Tamaki River

Tāmakimakaurau

Tāmaki, he wāhi e paingia ana e te tini

te whenua kūiti e tū mai rā a Auckland

Tāmaki-nui-a-Ruamatua

te whaitua nui o Ruamatua, tētahi tupuna nō Hawaiki

ngā whenua ngahere kei te rāwhiti o te pito whakarunga o te Tararua Range, me te pito whakararo o te Ruahine Range, i kīia i tōna wā ko Seventy Mile Bush

Tāngahoe

te manawataki o te hoe a Turi

Tangahoe River

Tāngahoe

‘te tārai hoe’, e pā ana ki ngā haerenga a Tamatea Pōkai Whenua

Tangahoe Stream

Tāngarākau

te tārai rākau

Tāngarākau River

Tapu

i noho tapu i te patua o te tini o Ngāti Tamaterā e Ngāti Hei me Ngāi Te Rangi c.1829

kāinga kei te takiwā ki Tapu (wāhi)

Tāpui-o-te-uira

e tāpuia ana e te uira

Tāpui-o-te-uira

Taputeranga

pā o Tamai Rangi, tupuna wahine o Rangitāne

pā kei runga o Taputeranga Island

Taputeranga

te pā o Tamatea i mua i tana haerenga ki te tonga

pā kei runga o Taputerangi (puke), he motu i mua

Tapuwae

he pā onamata, i konei a Ngāti Rokau e hinga ana

pā kei te takiwā ki Ruatoki North

Tapuwaeharuru

te haruru o te tapuwae

kāinga kei Nukuhau (paenoho)

Tarakihi

he pā onamata nō Te Ātiawa

pā kei te waha o te Warea River (Teikaparua)

Taranaki

i piki a Tahurangi ki te tihi o te maunga ko Pukeonaki nei te ingoa i taua wā, ka tahuna he ahi e whakamaua ai te ingoa o tana hunaonga a Ruataranaki, e poua ai tōna mana ki ngā whenua

Mount Taranaki or Mount Egmont

Tāranga

tāne a Te Hinekaweka

Taranga Island

Taraoneone

kei roto i te kōrero ko ‘Taraoneone ki runga Tahitokuru ki raro’ (ko Taraoneone te pā, ko Tahitokuru te rangatira)

Taraoneone

Tararua

ētahi tara e rua

Tararua Range

Tarawera

he pakohu wera kei te tara o te maunga

Lake Tarawera

Tarawera

he pakohu wera kei te tara o te maunga

Mount Tarawera

Tāruarau

mō te rau o ōna tārua

Taruarau River

Tātāhoata

he pā nō Tūhoe

pā kei te raki-mā-rāwhiti o Ruatahuna (wāhi)

Tauhara

te tū tauhara te ipo pūkatokato rānei

Tauhara

Tauira Mateāwhā

mō Hineuru me ngā tūpuna o Ngāti Tū a Tauira rāua ko tana wahine a Mateāwha, i peke te wahine i konei ka mate

wāhi tapu kei te uru o Te Waka (tihi)

Taumaharua

te hiwi i tākina ai ngā karakia onamata

Taumaharua

Taumaihi

te taumaihi o te pā e makaia atu ai te aha noa iho

pā kei runga hiwi e 352m te teitei kei te taha o te Mangakara Stream, taha rāwhiti o Maungatautari

Taumarunui

he tau haumi

kāinga kei Taumarunui

Taumata-o-Hine

te taumata i okioki ai a Rangipororo

Taumataohine

Taumatawīwī

he matira kei ngā wīwī, te kauhanga riri rongonui o te tau 1830 i waenga i a Ngāti Hauā me te iwi o Marutūahu

kauhanga riri kei te taha tonga o Lake Karapiro, he parehua i ōna wā e 60m te teitei ake i te Waikato River

Taunga-ā-tara

te pae, te taunga rānei o te tara me ētahi atu manu moana

Taungatara Stream

Taupirikūao

ngā uri o Taupiri, he pā nō Ngāti Mahuta

pā kei te raki paku atu o Taupiri (wāhi)

Taupō-nui-a-Tia

te taupō (korowai) nui a Tia

Lake Taupō / Taupōmoana

Tauranga

he tauranga waka

Tauranga Harbour

Tauranga

te tauranga, te taunga atu rānei o Tāneatua

Tauranga River

Tauraroa

te taura roa

Tauraroa River

Tāurekaitai

kāore e mōhiotia ana

Pōrangahau River

Tautāne

te wāhanga motuhake o te māra kūmara e wehea ana mō te atua

Tautane Stream

Tauwhare

te wāhi i whakairia ai te kōuma o Kiwi Tāmaki ki te pūriri

kei runga hiwi e 117m te teitei kei te rāwhiti o Woodhill (wāhi)

Tauwhare Papauma

nō ‘Te Whare o Papauma’ mō te wāhi i tau ai te tao ko ‘Papauma’ te ingoa i makaia e Tūpai

kei Titiokura Summit he wāhi hira

Tauwharenīkau

i kitea e Haunui-a-Nanaia tētahi whare kua atohia ki te nīkau

Tauwharenīkau River

Tauwharenīkau

i kitea e Haunui-a-Nanaia tētahi whare kua atohia ki te nīkau

kāinga kei te takiwā ki Tauwharenīkau (wāhi)

Tawaketohunga

te pae maunga i reira te iwi o Mōkai Pātea e mahi kai ana

Tawake Tohunga Range

Tāwharanui

nō te whakataukī ‘He whā tawhara ki uta, he kiko tāmure ki tai’ e whakamārama ana i te nui o te kai

Tāwharanui Peninsula

Tāwhata

kāore e mōhiotia ana

kāinga kei Tawhata (wāhi)

Tāwhirirourou

te tāwhiri rourou ki ngā manuhiri i tau atu ki tēnei pā o Ngāti Tamakōpiri

pā kei te tonga paku atu o Opaea (wāhi)

Tawhitirahi

e hora whānui ana, i taunahatia e Puhikaiariki ki tētahi motu i Hawaiki e rite ana

Poor Knights Islands

Tāwhiuau

te rārangi tuatahi ka whatua ki te aho

Tawhiuau

Te Ahimanawa-a-Kohipipi

te wāhi i kainga ai e Te Kohipipi ngā manawa o te hunga i hinga hei rānaki i te kōhurutanga o tana tamāhine

significant site kei te uru-mā-raki o Titiokura Summit

Te Ahi-pūpū-a-Ihenga

te ahi i tunua ai e Ihenga he pūpū

kāinga kei te take o Mount Parihaka

Te Aho-a-Māui

ko te tahatika te aho a Māui, ko te koutu te wāhi i puritia ai te aho

Cape Turnagain

Te Ahuahu

he ingoa nō Hawaiki, ko te wāhi rānei i ahuahua ai e te hoe waka o Tākitimu he one mahana ki runga i a rātou

Great Mercury Island (Ahuahu)

Te Ahu-a-Tūranga

te wāhi i whāia ai, i patua ai a Tūranga-i-mua, tama a Turi, kia mate

nonoti kei te Ruahine Range kei te raki o te Manawatu Gorge

Te Ahumairangi

tērā pea i taunahatia e Kupe, e hono ana ki ētahi ingoa ‘Kairangi’ maha

Te Ahumairangi Hill

Te Ahumatā

he wahi i tīkina atu ai te matā mō te hanga rākau whawhai, te taputapu, hei hohoko anō

Te Ahumata

Te Ana-o-Hau

te wāhi i pokaina ai e Haunui-a-Nanaia he ana i tētahi toka ki te karakia

Te Ana-o-Hau

Te Anauriuri

te ana ure tū, e ai ki te kōrero ko te kāinga o Maniapoto

Maniapoto Cave

Te Aparangi

he kāinga ōnamata nō Ngāti Tamaoho, e hira ana mō te haumako o te whenua me te rautaki o tōna wāhi tū

kāinga kei te tonga-mā-rāwhiti o Red Hill (paenoho) kei tērā taha o te Waipokapū Stream

Te Āpiti

te āpiti i hangaia e Okatia i a ia ka huri hei tōtara haemata ka muhu haere puta noa i te pae maunga

Manawatu Gorge

Te Āpura

kua puni, te puru

kāinga kei Te Puru (wāhi)

Te Arataumaihi

mō ngā maihi o te wharenui

kāinga kei Bulls (wāhi)

Te Aratiatia

te ara tiatia o Tia

he taheke kua pukea e Lake Aratiatia

Te Arawī

te ara kei ngā wī, pā o Te Rauparaha

kei Anaomaki Point

Te Areare

he mahinga kai hira ki te hapū o Maungaharuru-Tangitū, he wahi e mahia ai ngā momo kaimoana katoa

mahinga kai kei te uru o Whakaari (koutu)

Te Aroha-a-uta

te aroha o Rāhiri e rere ana ki te tuawhenua

Te Aroha

Te Atuamahuru

kāore e mōhiotia ana

Te Atua Mahuru

Te Au-kānapanapa

kānapanapa ana te au

koutu kei te tahatika o Whangaroa Bay

Te Awa a te Atua

te awa o te koiora

Te Awa a te Atua Beach

Te Awa Kairangi

he ingoa nō Hawaiki i taunahatia e Kupe

Te Awa Kairangi / Hutt River

Te Awahaehae

he haehaenga i te whenua nō tētahi hawai o te Rangitīkei o mua

pā kei runga parehua o te Rangitīkei River i Omatane (wāhi)

Te Awakari-a-Ngātoroirangi

te awa i karia e Ngātoroirangi

Maketu Estuary

Te Awarua

kāinga o Ngāi Te Ohuake me ōna hapū pērā i a Ngāti Hinemanu

kāinga kei te tonga-mā-uru o te pūau o te Whakaurekou River me te Rangitīkei River

Te Awarua-o-Porirua

nō te Parirua, te ‘rerenga o ngā tai e rua’, ko te ingoa anō o te taniwha o reira

Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour

Te Hapū-a-Kohe

i rāhuitia te pae maunga kia tiakina ai ngā kererū o reira mā Kohe i a ia e hapū ana. I te heria atu o ētahi kete manu maha tonu mā Kohe, ka anuanu te iwi ki a ia i tana kai i te katoa, kāore i whakaaro ki tana whānau me te iwi

Hapuakohe Range

Te Hapū-a-Kohe

i rāhuitia te pae maunga kia tiakina ai ngā kererū o reira mā Kohe i a ia e hapū ana

Hapuakohe

Te Hauturu-o-Toi

te turu a Toitehuatahi e ākina ana e te hau

Te Hauturu-o-Toi / Little Barrier Island

Te Hiwi-a-Tamakōpiri

te wāhi i wehe ai a Tamakōpiri i tana matua a Tamatea Pōkai Whenua

hiwi kei te raki o Waiouru i te taha o te Waitangi Stream

Te Hō

te pā me te urupā o Ngāi Te Rangi me Ngā Pōtiki e titiro atu ai ngā tūpuna rangatira kua nehua ki konei ki tō rātou kāinga o mua, a Tūhua

pā kei runga o Bowentown Heads

Te Hoe-o-Tainui

te hoe o te waka o Tainui i mau ki te paru i te pūwaha o te awa o Piako, ka mahue ki reira, nō muri iho ka piki haere i te awa ka tū mai hei maunga

Te Hoe

Te Hokianga-a-Kupe

te hokianga a Kupe

Hokianga Harbour

Te Hopuni

te okioki te noho puni rānei

kāinga kei Te Puna Estuary

Te Horohoroinga-o-ngā-ringa-o-Kahumatamomoe

te wāhi i horoia ai e Kahumatamomoe ōna ringa

Te Horohoroinga-o-ngā-ringa-o-Kahumatamomoe

Te Houhou

nō te kōrero mō te ‘Houhou i te rongo’, e kōrero ana mō te houhou i te rongo i waenga i a Ngāti Apa me Ngāti Hauiti

kāinga kei te tonga-mā-rāwhiti o Rata (wāhi) i te Rangitīkei River

Te Hurakia-o-Kahu

te kitea e Kahu

Hauhungaroa Range

Te Iaroa

te ia roa

landing site me te pā tūwatawata i te Waikato River ki te tonga o Pōkeno

Te Ika-a-Māui

te ika i hīia ake e Māui

Te Ika-a-Māui te North Island rānei

Te Ikaroa-a-Māui

te ika roa a Māui

Cape Egmont

Te Ika-whenua-a-Tamatea-ki-te-Huatahi

te pae maunga a Tamatea-ki-te-Huatahi

Ikawhenua Range

Te Ipu-o-Taraia

‘te ipu o Taraia’, i taunahatia i te ūnga mai o tana waka ki konei

significant site kei te waha o te Ngaruroro River

Te Kahanui-a-Tikirākau

te kaha (taura) nui (o te kaharoa) a Tikirākau

Te Kaha Point

Te Kaingaroa-a-Haungaroa

mō te roa o Haungaroa e kai ana

kāinga kei te takiwā ki Kaingaroa Forest

Te Kairanga

he pā nō Rangitāne

pā kei te takiwā ki Linton Military Camp

Te Kakau

mō te kakau o te toki a Kupe

Te Kakau Point

Te Kakepuku-o-Kahu

te maunga i kakea ai e Kahu i a ia e hapū ana

Kakepuku

Te Kaokao-roa-o-Patetere

te kaokao roa o Patetere

takiwā whānui i waenga i te tahatika katau o te Waikato River me te Mamaku Plateau

Te Kaponga

te kaponga

kāinga kei te komititanga o te Taupiri Stream me te Whanganui River

Te Kauaeranga

te kauae kua mokoia

kāinga kei te waha o te Kauaeranga River i Thames

Te Kauri

he pā onamata nō Ngāti Ranginui

pā kei Kauri Point

Te Kauwae-a-Māui

te kauwae a Māui

Cape Kidnappers / Te Kauwae-a-Māui

Te Kawa-o-Tāwhaki

te kawa o Tāwhaki, he whare wānanga

Te Kawa-o-Tāwhaki

Te Kawau

mō te kawau (manu), he pā tūwatawata nō Ngāti Tama kei runga moutere

kei runga mōtu i te Wharau Stream

Te Kawau-tūmārō-o-Toi

te kawau tū mārō o Toitehuatahi

Kawau Island

Te Koau

mō te hiahia o Tamatea Pōkai Whenua kia huri ia hei koau e rere ai ia ki runga ake i te awa nei

papa hiranga kei te pito whakarunga o te Kōau Stream

Te Kōhatu-whakairi-a-Ngātoroirangi

te kōhatu whakairi (karakia) a Ngātoroirangi

kōhatu kei Pohatuwhakairi Bay

Te Kohuroa

mō te kohu moana ka iri mai i ōna wā ki te whanga

pā kei te tonga o Te Kohuroa / Mathesons Bay

Te Kōpua-Kau-Tāpapa-a-Te Hoka-o-te-Rangi

te wāhi i kauhoetia ai e Te Hoka-o-te-Rangi te Rangitīkei me te mau pīkau

papa hiranga kei te Rangitīkei River, ki te tonga-mā-uru o te Tikitiki Bush

Te Korowai-o-Te-Tonga

te korowai o te tonga

Te Korowai-o-Te-Tonga Peninsula

Te Kūititanga-o-te-whakaaro-o-ngā-iwi

te kūititanga o te whakaaro o ngā iwi, te kāinga i nōhia e te tupuna ake o Ngāti Maniapoto rāua ko tana wahine, a Paparauwhare

kāinga kei Te Kūiti (wāhi)

Te Kura-a-Māia

te papa i kuraina ai ngā māia o Ngāi Te Rangi

pā kei Papatu Point

Te Māhia-mai-Tawhiti

Māhia mai i tawhiti, he ingoa nō Hawaiki

Māhia Peninsula

Te Māipi

i taunahatia e Kupe he rite nō te āhua ki tana māipi (rākau whawhai) i tanumia e ia ki te tihi 

Te Māipi

Te Mana-o-Kupe-ki-te-Moana-nui-a-Kiwa

the mana o Kupe i whakawhiti nei i te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa

Mana Island

Te Maraeroa

kāinga o ngā rangatira o Ngāti Manuhiri, a Rāhui Te Kiri rāua ko Tenetahi Paraone

papa hiranga me te one papatahi kei Maraeroa (wāhi) i te tonga-mā-uru o Te Hauturu-o-Toi / Little Barrier Island

Te Mata-o-Rongokako

the mata (kanohi) of Rongokako, matua o Tamatea Pōkai Whenua

Te Mata Peak

Te Matau-a-Māui

te matau hī ika a Māui

Hawke Bay

Te Mauku

he pā hira nō Tūhoe rāua ko Tānemoeahi

pā kei te raki paku atu o Tāneatua

Te Maungamaupaki

te maunga e mau tonu ai te rangi paki

Maumaupaki / Camels Back

Te Māwhai

he tipu pirinoa

Māwhai Point

Te Moana i kataina ā Te Rangitakaroro

i te kīia o te roto he moana kē e tētahi o ngā toa a Te Rangitakaroro, ka taka ia i te toka e noho ana ia i tana pukukata

Lake Ōkataina/Te Moana i kataina ā Te Rangitakaroro

Te Moana-a-Toitehuatahi

te moana a Toitehuatahi

Bay of Plenty

Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa

te moana nui a Kiwa

South Pacific Ocean

Te Moana-o-Raukawa

kōparetia ana e te hunga whakawhiti i te mōana ō rātou karu ki te rau kawakawa kia kore ai e kitea atu ngā motu tapu o Ngā Whatukaiponu, kei ora mai hoki a Te Whekenui

Cook Strait

Te Moenga-hau-o-Tamatekapua

te moenga o Tamatekapua (kua nehua nei ki te tihi) ka pūhia tonuhia e te hau

Moehau

Te Mōrere

tārere ai ngā taiohi o te pā ki runga ake i te ariā i te awa ki te taura roa kua herea ki te rākau

Te Mōrere Pā kei Sentry Hill (wāhi) kei te tonga-mā-uru o Waitara

Te Motu Tohorā

e kōrero ana mō te kaitiaki o te tupuna a Manaia

motu kei te tonga-mā-rāwhiti o te Great Barrier Island (Aotea Island)

Te Motu-a-Ihenga

te motu a Ihenga

Motuihe Island / Te Motu-a-Ihenga

Te Motu-o-Kura

te motu o Kura

Te Motu-o-Kura / Bare Island

Te Motu-o-Poutoa

mō te papa rewa e noho mai ana tēnei pā o Rangitāne

Te Motu o Poutoa, he pā kei te tahatika mauī o te  Manawatū River i Anzac Park, Palmerston North

Te Motu-tapu-a-Tinirau

te motu tapu a Tinirau, he ingoa nō Hawaiki e tohu ana i te tupuna o ngā ika katoa

Motutapu Island

Te Nehenehenui

te nehenehe (wao) nui

te nehenehe ka rere i Te Rohe Pōtae

Te Ngutu-o-te-manu

te ngutu o te manu

pā kei te raki-mā-rāwhiti o Manaia i te ara o Ahipara

Te Nuku-o-Mourea

ko Te Nuku ko te ‘neke’, he ingoa wairua te Mourea, te wāhi e puea ake ai te wairua ina hou atu ki Te Poka Tōrere

Columbia Bank / Te Nuku-o-Mourea

Te Ō-a-Hei

te ō a Hei i te ātaahua o te kāinga nei

kāinga kei te takiwā ki Hahei (wāhi)

Te Ohāki

te ohāki

kāinga ki te raki o Huntly West (paenoho) i te tahatika mauī o te Waikato River

Te Okohoroi

nō te kōrero a Kīngi Tāwhiao ‘Ko Kemureti tōku oko horoi’, e kōrero ana mō Kemureti (Cambridge) [me Lake Ko Utu], tana oko horoi i te mamae

papa hiranga kei Lake Te Ko Utu, Cambridge

Te Oneroa-a-Tōhē

te takutai roa a Tōhē, he kupu whakarite mō ana mahi nunui

Te Oneroa-a-Tōhē / Ninety Mile Beach

Te Onetapu

te one tapu, e tohu ana i te patunga o Taiteariki

Te Onetapu

Te Oreore

i te putanga mai a tētahi rangatira i te ngahere, oreore ana i te kitenga i te mānia haumako papatahi

kāinga kei te takiwā ki Te Ore Ore (wāhi)

Te Pae-a-Whaitiri

te pae a te Whaitiri

te wāhi ki te uru o te Tararua Range kei uta atu o Waikanae

Te Paepae o Aotea

te paepae kei mua o te whare o Aotea

Te Paepae o Aotea

Te Paerahi

te pae rahi, te pae whānui

kāinga tahatika pātata ki te waha o te Pōrangahau River

Te Paeroa-a-Toitehuatahi

te pae maunga roa a Toitehuatahi

whānui ake i te Coromandel Range atu i Moehau (hiwi) ka rere whakatetonga ki Te Aroha (hiwi)

Te Pane-o-Horoiwi

pā ōnamata nō Ngāti Paoa (takiwā ki te 1800)

pā kei Achilles Point

Te Pā-o-Pōtangotango

pā nō Pō Tangotango rāua ko Ruatapu o Rangitāne me Muaūpoko

pā kei te raki paku atu o Lake Horowhenua

Te Papa-a-Tarinuku

te wāhi i tāpaea ai e Tarinuku he tahā kai ki a Tamatea Pōkai Whenua

papa hiranga kei The Narrows, Rangitīkei River

Te Papa-o-Rotu

te wāhi i whakatūria ai e Rotu tētahi whare wānanga

kāinga kei te takiwā ki Whatawhata (wāhi)

Te Pirongia-o-te-aroaro-o-Kahu

te ara kakara o Kahu

Pirongia

Te Poroporo

mō te tipu e tāoke ana ngā kōriri, kia maoa e pai ana te kai, tae atu ki ngā rau kānewha

small bay kei te raki o Cape Turnagain

Te Pou-a-Hauiti

te wāhi i whakatūria ai e Hauiti tana pou hei whakatūpato i a Ngāti Tūwharetoa

papa hiranga kei te tonga-mā-rāwhiti o Waiouru

Te Pounui-o-Peretū

te ‘Pou Whakairo Nui’ o Peretū

Ponui Island / Chamberlins Island

Te Pū Taumaru

te pūtake taumaru o te maunga

kāinga tahatika kei te Hongikore Stream

Te Puia

mō te puia e pupū ake ana i te one

Hot Water Beach

Te Puke-o-Kahu

te puke tapu o Kahukura, i taunahatia e tana tama e Rakamaomao

puke e 585m te teitei kei te tonga o Lake Whakamaru, kei te raki o te puke o Whakaahu e 692m te teitei

Te Puke-o-Rakamaomao

te puke o Rakamaomao, tupuna o Tainui

Pukeoraka

Te Pureora-o-Kahu

te pure i ora ai a Kahu i muri o tana whakawhānau

Pureora

Te Puru

he pā nō Ngāti Apa o te rautau 19

pā kei waenga o Halcombe (wāhi) me te Rangitīkei River

Te Pūtiki-wharanui-a-Tamatea-pōkai-whenua

te pūtiki a Tamatea, i herea ki te wharanui (harakeke)

kāinga pātata ki te waha o te Whanganui River i Putiki (wāhi)

Te Rae-o-Kōhī

te rae o Kōhī

kūrae kei Kōhī Point

Te Rae-o-Tangoio

te rae o Tangoio, i taunahatia e ia i a ia e whakahemohemo ana

e pātata ana ki te waha o Te Ngarue Stream

Te Ramanui

te rama nui i rere i te hinengaro, he pā onamata nō Ngāti Ruanui, he wāhi tapu ahurewa nui

kei te uru o Hāwera

Te Ranga-a-te-Atua

kāore e mōhiotia ana

Rangioteatua

Te Rangi-i-Totongia-a-Tamatekapua

te rā i rere ai te toto, i taotū hoki a Tamatekapua i te riri i te kokoru o Motutapu

Rangitoto Island

Te Rangiwhakamatuku

mō Te Rangiwhakamatuku, tama a Te Ohuake

Rangiwhakamataku

Te Rau-o-te-Huia

ngā kōtore o te huia, i taunahatia e Maki ki tana kāinga i Kāwhia

Te Rau-o-te-Huia / Mount Donald McLean

Te Rei

te tihi e wehe atu ai ngā wairua

Te Rei

Te Rēinga

te wāhi e rere atu ai te wairua

Te Reinga Falls

Te Rerenga o Te Aohuruhuru

te rerenga (whakamomori) o Te Aohuruhuru

coastal rock kei te rāwhiti o Taraoneone

Te Rerenga Wairua

te wāhi e wehe atu ai ngā wairua

Cape Reinga / Te Rerenga Wairua

Te Rimurapa

i taunahatia e Kupe ki ngā rimurapa i hangaia ai e ia he pōhā kai

Sinclair Head / Te Rimurapa

Te Rite-a-Kawharu

te wāhi i tohua ai e te pūriri te tāroaroa o Kawharu te hore

Te Rite-a-Kawharu Pā kei runga o Te Rite-a-Kawharu Hill

Te Riu-o-Puanga

te whakaata o Puanga (whetū) i ngā wai o te riu

kāinga kei Moawhango (wāhi)

Te Roro-o-Kurī

te roro o te kurī

Rorookuri

Te Roto kite ā Ihenga i ariki ai Kahu

nō Te Rotoiti-i-kite-a-Ihenga-ariki-ai-Kahumatamomoe, te roto iti i kitea e Ihenga i ariki ai a  Kahumatamomoe

Lake Rotoiti/Te Roto kite ā Ihenga i ariki ai Kahu

Te Rotorua nui ā Kahumatamomoe

te roto tuarua, te roto nui ake i taunahatia ki a Kahumatamomoe

Lake Rotorua/Te Rotorua nui ā Kahumatamomoe

Te Ruapekapeka

te tūrua o te pekapeka

mahinga kai kei te tonga-mā-uru o Ohakune

Te Tai Hauāuru

te tai ki te hauāuru

moana kei waho atu o te tai hauāuru o Te Ika-a-Māui

Te Tai Rāwhiti

te tai e whiti ai te rā

moana kei waho atu o te tai rāwhiti o Te Ika-a-Māui

Te Tai Tamatāne

ngā tai au kukume (tāne)

moana kei waho atu o te tai uru-mā-raki o Te Ika-a-Māui

Te Tai Tamawahine

ngā tai marino, te moana rānei i hoea ai e te wahine

moana kei waho atu o te tahatika raki-mā-rāwhiti o Te Ika-a-Māui

Te Tai Tokerau

te moana kei waho atu o ngā tahatika ki te tokerau

moana atu i Cape Karikari i Cape Whakapouaka rānei ki Bream Head

Te Tai-o-Rehua

te moana o te atua o Rehua, tētahi o ngā tama a Rangi rāua ko Papa

Tasman Sea

Te Tangi-aronui-o-Kahu

te tangi aroha a Kahumatamomoe i te tāpukehia o tana matua

kāinga kei Port Charles (wāhi)

Te Tāpiri

te pou rāhui a Ngāti Whare e tautuhi ana i ngā paenga o Te Whāiti-Nui-a-Toi

Te Tāpiri

Te Tara-o-Te-Ika

te tara o te ika a Māui

Coromandel Peninsula

Te Tara-o-te-marama

he pā hira i pāhorotia e Ngāti Kurapoto ka pāhorotia hoki e Ngāti Tūwharetoa

pā kei Lake Rotongaio

Te Taumata-a-Mekura

mō te tupuna a Mekura

Taumataomekura

Te Taumatawhakatangihangakōauau
otamateaturipūkākāpikimaungahoronuku
pōkaiwhenuakitanatahu

te taumata horo nuku i kakea e Tamatea pōkai whenua, ki reira whakatangi ai i tana kōauau ki tana teina

Taumatawhakatangihangakōauauotamateapōkaiwhenuakitānatahu

Te Tauroa

te roa o Kahutianui e tatari ana kia hoki mai tana matua

Tauroa Point

Te Tawhiti-nui-a-Paoa

te tirohanga ki tawhiti nui a Paoa

Tawhiti

Te Teoteo

tētahi wāhanga o ngā parepare i hangaia e Ngāti Tamaoho i te tau 1863 hei pare atu i te urutomo a te Karauna i Waikato

Te Teoteo Pā, e tūtata ana ki te Whangamarino Redoubt, kei te tonga-mā-rāwhiti o Mercer (wāhi)

Te Tiki-o-te-Ihingaarangi

e kōrero ana mō te tupuna o Ngāti Raukawa a Ihingaarangi

pā kei te tonga-mā-uru o Karapiro (wāhi)

Te Toka-Tapu-a-Kupe

te toka tapu a Kupe

Te Toka-Tapu-a-Kupe / Ninepin Rock

Te Tuna-a-Te-Ohuake

he tuna mōkai tā Te Ohuake i konei

wāhi hira kei te tonga o Ngamahango (wāhi)

Te Unuhanga-a-Rangitoto

‘te unuhanga a Rangitoto’, mō tētahi pūrākau onamata mō Tiriwa me ētahi atu tūpuna

Te Unuhanga-a-Rangitoto / Mercer Bay

Te Upoko-o-te-kurī-a-Paoa

te upoko o te kurī a Paoa

Young Nicks Head / Te Kurī

Te Urenui

te ure nui

Te Urenui Pā kei te tahatika matau o te Urenui River pātata ki te waha 

Te Uri

takiwā o te kāinga onamata o Kahungunu

ngā hiwi kei waenga o Pōrangahau me Dannevirke

Te Waewae-Kapiti-o-Tara-rāua-ko-Rangitāne

te kotinga kei waenganui o Tara me Rangitāne

Kapiti Island

Te Wāhipuku

te puku i ripiripia, i wāhia, mō te matenga o tētahi tupuna o nehe

Lake Waahi

Te Wai o Tūranga

te puna i houhia ai te rongo e Pakuia me Tūranga

spring kei te pūtake ki te rāwhiti o Coast Hill

Te Wai-a-Kura

pā onamata no te hapū o Heretaunga Tamatea

kei runga hiwi tahatika ki te raki o Waimārama (wāhi)

Te Waikiekie/Te Roha-a-te-kawau

ētahi pā tūwatawata e rua kei runga moutere i āta ahuahua e Muaūpoko

ētahi pā e rua kei te tāwaha o Lake Horowhenua

Te Waiu o Pukemaire

kāore e mōhiotia ana

Te Waiu o Pukemaire/Braemar Springs

Te Weraiti

he ahi iti

Te Weraiti

Te Whakamarumaru-a-Kahu

te whakamarumaru a Kahu

papa hiranga kei te Whakamaru Lookout

Te Whakarae

e hōhō ana, e whakarae ana

kāinga kei Te Whakarae (wāhi)

Te Whakatiri

te unu i te tapu, te whakanoa

Lottin Point / Wakatiri

Te Whakatūrākau

he tupuna nō Ngāti Kahungunu

Te Whakatūrākau Stream

Te Whākauae-a-Tamatea

te kauae (kōiwi) o Tamatea Pōkai Whenua

ngā hiwi kei te uru o te Hautapu River me Taihape

Te Whāngai-a-Tamarāwaho

te wāhi mahi tuangi, ina koa mā ngā wāhine hapū

mahinga kai kei te tāhuna i te Waikareao Estuary

Te Whanganui-a-Orotū

te whanga nui a Orotū, uri o Māhu, tupuna o te hapū o Ahuriri

he pūroto i mua (e mōhiotia ana ko te Ahuriri Lagoon) kei te uru-mā-raki o Napier i hikina e te rū o te 1931

Te Whanganui-a-Tara

te whanga nui a Tara

Wellington Harbour / Port Nicholson

Te Whanga-o-Motairehe

mō te hononga o Ngāti Rehua ki te waka o Tainui

Katherine Bay

Te Whanga-o-Rangiwhakaea

mō te hononga o Ngāti Rehua ki te waka o Tainui

Rangiwhakaea Bay

Te Whanga-o-Rarohara

i taunahatia e te tupuna e Turi hei tohu i te nui o te ika me te makuru o te kai

Port Fitzroy

Te Wharekaiatua

e tohu ana pea i te au kukume mōrearea ka rere tūpou i te hongere i waho atu o te raenga

Cape Colville

Te Whata-a-Tamakōpiri

te whata kai a Tamakōpiri

papa hiranga kei runga o Te Whata (puke)

Te Whatu

he ingoa nō te wā ki te hekenga nui o te waka

Te Whatu / Berghan Point

Te Whetūmatarau

pā onamata nō Ngāti Porou

pā kei runga hiwi i te tonga o Te Araroa (wāhi)

Te Whitianga-a-Kupe

te wāhi i ū mai ai a Kupe i te whitinga mai i Hawaiki

Whitianga Harbour

Te-Hāwere-a-Maki

te mau taringa a Maki, matua o te tupuna ake o Ngāti Manuhiri. He wāhi hiranga nui ki te iwi

Te Hāwere-a-Maki / Goat Island

Terāwhiti

"te rāwhiti", te whakautu a Topea ki a Cook i Motuara, i te uia ki te ingoa o te kūrae i Te Raukawa-o-Moana

Cape Terawhiti

Tīeke

te tīeke (manu)

kāinga kei te tahatika mauī o te Whanganui River, ki te tonga o Mangatiti Landing

Tihirau

te rau (maha) o te tihi

Cape Runaway

Tīkapa Moana

te tangi tīkapa, e pā ana ki te toka o Tīkapa [te toka o Horuhoru (Gannet Rock)] te wāhi i whakahaeretia ai ngā karakia tāpui whenua

Hauraki Gulf / Tīkapa Moana

Tikitapu

te wāhi i ngaro ai te taonga tapu a te tamāhine a tētahi ariki i a ia e kauhoe ana

Tikitapu / Blue Lake

Tikokino

mō te kino o te tiko

takiwā ki Tikokino (wāhi)

Tīmāhanga

mō ngā māhanga manu i tētahi uru tī

takiwā kei waenga o te Sparrowhawk Range me te Kaikomata Range

Tīpapakūkū

he rākau mō te hopu kūkū

takiwā o Pigeon Bush (wāhi)

Tīraumea

ngā rau o te tī e pīwari ana i te hau

Tīraumea River

Tiriparepa

mō te korowai ka whakamahia ki te hiki i te tapu

Tiriparepa / Scott Point

Tiritirimatangi

i taunahatia e Maki, matua o te tupuna ake o Ngāti Manuhiri, i whakamahara i a ia ki tana toi whenua i Waikato

Tiritiri Matangi Island

Tirorangi

he kāinga nō Ngāti Rangi

kāinga kei Whangaehu River i te tonga o Rangataua

Tirotirowhetū

he pā rautaki nō Rakuraku rangatira o Tūhoe

pā kei te tonga o Kutarere (wāhi)

Tīrua

he wāhi weherua, he raenga e rua

Tirua Point

Tītī

mō ngā rākau tītī i tipu ki ōna tahataha

Tītī

Titirākāhu

te kōhanga o te kāhu, he matairangi

pā kei runga ake o Anzac Bay

Titirangi

he puke, he maunga rānei ka toro ki te rangi

Mount Titirangi

Titiraupenga

te titi, te whakarākei i ngā makawe ki ngā rau o te manu

Titiraupenga

Titoki

kāore e mōhiotia ana

Titoki Ridge

Tiwhanui

he matairangi te tihi o te pari nā te hapū o Maungaharuru Tangitū mō te tohorā me te rāngai ika

significant coastal place kei te raki o te wahapū o te Moeangiangi River

Tohitohi-o-Reipae

mō tētahi tupuna wahine rongonui o Tainui, he paenga, he wāhi hoki mō Ngāti Manuhiri e maharatia ai te ahunga mai o ngā tūpuna

The Dome

Tohoraha

te tohorā hei tā te titiro a Kupe i a ia i te moana

Tohoraha / Mount Camel

Tokanui

te toka nui, tētahi o ētahi pā e toru o Ngāti Raukawa

pā kei runga o Te Kawa (puke) kei te tonga-mā-uru o Tokanui (wāhi)

Tokatea

te atarau kōnakonako e whakaatatia ana e te mata teatea o te maunga

Tokatea

Tokatoka

he huinga toka koi e koure mai ana i te whenua i te wai rānei

Tokatoka

Tokatū

he toka tū, he tohu whakatere moana hiranga mō Ngāti Manuhiri

toka kei Takatū Point

Tokerau

te raki (tokerau), he ingoa nō Hawaiki

Bay of Islands

Tokomaru

te whakatara i te maru, i te mana, he ingoa waka anō

Tokomaru Bay

Tomorātā

mō tētahi rātā tapu i reira e nehua ana e Manuhiri tana teina ki ngā āputa i ngā paiaka

wāhi hiranga kei Tomarata Lake

Tongapōrutu

te wāhi i kitea ai te punga o Tokomaru

Tongapōrutu River

Tongariro

mō te karanga a Ngātoroirangi kua "riro ia i te tonga"

Mount Tongariro

Tōtara

he pā nō Ngāti Maru, i hoepapatia e Ngāpuhi i ngā tau 1820

pā kei Totara (wāhi)

Tuakau

he tuakau, he whenua tītōhea

kāinga kei Tuakau

Tuhimata

te puke i tuhia (karakiahia) ai te āhua o tētahi atua

kāinga kei te takiwā ki Ramarama (wāhi)

Tuhirangi

te wāhi i tuhia ki te rangi

Tuhirangi

Tūhua

te tūhua, he ingoa nō Hawaiki

Mayor Island / Tūhua

Tūhua

te tūhua, he ingoa nō Hawaiki

Tuhua

Tukituki

i hangaia i te tukitukitanga a ētahi taniwha e rua

Tukituki River

Tūparehuia

he tūpare i whakarākeitia ki te hou o te huia

Bland Bay

Turakina

te wāhi i turakina ai e Haunui-a-Nanaia tētahi rākau ki te whakawhiti i te awa

Turakina River

Turakirae

te turaki i te rae, arā, i te whenua e takoto ana ki mua

Turakirae Head

Tūrangaarere

te titiro whakarunga mai i raro i tētahi wairere kia kitea ngā wai e rere ana i runga

wairere kei te Hautapu River i te takiwā ki Turangarere (wāhi)

Tūranganui-a-Kiwa

te wāhi i tū ai, i tatari ai rānei a Kiwa (he maha ngā kōrero)

Tūranganui-a-Kiwa / Poverty Bay

Tūtaekurī

i makaia ngā whēkau o ētahi kurī whitu tekau ki te awa i muri o tētahi hākari

Tutaekuri River

Tutamoi

te moi a Tuta i tana kurī

Tutamoe

Tūtātarakihi

kāore e mōhiotia ana

Tūtātarakihi

Tūtira

tētahi māhinga kai hiranga a Ngāti Tū, a Ngāti Kurumōkihi/Ngāi Tatara

Lake Tūtira

Tutukākā

he rākau i reira e mutuhia ana te kākā

Tutukaka Harbour

Ūawa-nui-a-Ruamatua

te awa nui a Ruamatua

Ūawa River

Uhimānuka

mō te uhi mānuka i hangaia e Rakairangi mō ana karu

papa hiranga kei te Carter Scenic Reserve

Umutōī

he umu mō te tunu tōī (tī tōī)

papa hiranga kei te Iron Gates Gorge

Urenui

te ure nui o Turi

Urenui River

Urungaparāoa

he urunga parāoa

he ana kei raro o Moeatoa (puke)

Urutī

he uru tī

Urutī Point

Waewae

nō ngā kōrero mō te pūtakenga mai o Waikaremoana '...i hōkari ngā ringa me ngā waewae o Haumapuhia, kātahi ka pōkare ngā wai’

Waewae Creek

Wai-a-Niu

he pā onamata nō Ngāti Ira

pā kei te pūau o te Waipaoa River me te Waikohu River

Waianuanu

he wai tino kino te makariri

Waianuanu

Waiapu

he kōhatu e kauorotia ai tētahi mea i kitea i te whārua nei

Waiapu River

Wai-ariki

te wai o te ariki

Mount Wai-ariki

Waiau

he awa e tere ana te rere o te au

Waiau River

Waiaua

te wāhi i kai aua (ika) ai a Kahumatamomoe, i rere noa te aua ki uta i te whāia e te ika nui

Coromandel Harbour

Waiaua

wai o te aua (ika)

Waiaua River

Waiāwangawanga

i whakaaro a Haunui-a-Nanaia, i te nui o ngā piko, kua āwangawanga noa te awa, kua kore e aro e haere pēhea ana

Waingawa River

Waihāhā

he ingoa nō Hawaiki

Waihāhā River

Waihē

‘Kō te iti o Waihē, he puta kino nui', i āta tiakina, i tū te riri mō ngā rauemi nui o te whanga

Mahurangi Heads

Waiheke

ngā wai e heke ana

Waiheke Island

Waihī

te hī, te hihī o te wai

kāinga kei te takiwā ki Waihi Beach (wāhi)

Waihī

te hī o te wai i te totōnga mai, i te pātōtōhia o te whenua e Kahumatamomoe ki tana turupou

kāinga kei te kokonga tonga-mā-uru o Lake Taupō / Taupōmoana

Waihinga

ngā wai e hūkere ana

papa kei te uru paku atu o Martinborough

Waihōu

ngā wai hou

Waihou River

Waikanae

te wāhi i tū kānaenae ai a Haunui-a-Nanaia i te kaha o te ia o te wai

Waikanae River

Waikare

te wai e kakare ana

Waikare River

Waikare

te wai e kakare ana

Lake Waikare

Waikareiti

te roto iti e kakare ana ōna wai

Lake Waikareiti

Waikaremoana

te moana (roto) e kakare ana ōna wai

Lake Waikaremoana

Waikari

te tere, te kaha rānei o te rere o te wai

Waikari River

Waikato

te hanumitanga o te wai māori ina rere ki te moana me te ‘mahi’ a te moana ki te ‘kato’ i te wai o te awa i te hikuawa  (he ingoa nō Hawaiki)

Waikato River

Waikawa

ngā wai kawa

Waikawa Point

Waikawa

he wai kawa noa iho i kitea e Kahungunu i konei hei inu māna

Portland Island

Waikawau

ngā wai o te kawau

Waikawau Bay

Waikawau

he awa i nōhia e te kawau

Waikawau River

Waikeri

te keri mō te wai māori, he pū wai nō ngā kāinga o Te Uri-o-Hau

Waikeri Creek

Waikohu

he awa e tauria ana e te kohu

Waikohu River

Waimā

he wai mā

Waimā River

Waimamaku

te wai o te mamaku, i taunahatia e Tōhē ki tētahi awa i Muriwhenua koia anō te ingoa

Waimamaku River

Waimārama

he pā nō ngā iwi o Ngāti Tara

pā kei te takiwā ki Waimārama (wāhi)

Waimata

he tohu whenua mō te tira haere

Waimata River

Waimīmiha

kāore e mōhiotia ana

Waimīmiha

Waingongoro

te wāhi i ngongoro ai te ihu o Turi

Waingongoro River

Wainui-o-Rū

te wai nui o Rū, tētahi kairūri whenua

Wainuioru River

Waiohine

mō te heke o ngā roimata o Haunui-a-Nanaia i tana kite pohewa noa i te kanohi o tana wahine o Wairaka i te wai

Waiohine River

Waiotahe

e pā ana ki te waiwhero

Waiotahe River

Waiotapu

te wai tapu

Waiotapu Stream

Waioweka

wai o te weka

Waioeka River

Waioweka

wai o te weka

kāinga kei Waioeka (wāhi)

Waipā

he awa e pāngia ana e te tini awa

Waipā River

Wai-pāhīhī-a-Tia

te wāhi i rangona ai te pahī o te wai i ngā waewae o Tia i a ia e hīkoi ana i te one

kāinga kei Waipahihi (paenoho)

Waipaoa

te awa o Paoa

Waipaoa River

Waipari

te wai e āki ana ki te pari

Waipare Stream

Waipawa

mō te ingoa o te awa i hangaia ki te okenga a ētahi taniwha e rua

takiwā ki Waipawa (wāhi)

Waipawa

i te okenga a ētahi taniwha e rua ka kōihi te pae maunga, pāia ana ko tētahi roto, ka puta ko te awa

Waipawa River

Waipoua

te whakamātau i te hōhonu o te wai ki te tokotoko

Waipoua River [atu i te Tararua Range]

Waipoua

te horoi poua (he mātaitai, he momo pipi nui) ki te wai māori

Waipoua River [tonga o Hokianga Harbour]

Waipuhi

te rangatira i ārahi i te pakanga ki a Ngāti Hotu

kāinga kei te raki o Clive

Waipukurau

mō te hāpua i pipīa ai te pukurau (matakupenga) kia pai ai te kai

mahinga kai kei te raki-mā-rāwhiti o Waipukurau

Waipunga

te awa i tīkina atu ai te punga

Waipunga River

Wairākei

he wāhi whakarākei

kāinga kei te takiwā ki Papamoa Beach (paenoho)

Wairarapa

te rarapa o te rā i ngā wai o te roto i pā ki ngā karu o Haunui-a-Nanaia, ka waiwai

Lake Wairarapa

Wairau

kua pāia te wai e te rau

Wairau River

Wairere

te wāhi tiki wai māori a Te Uri-o-Hau

Lake Wairere

Wairoa

he rerenga wai roa, pērā i te awa

Wairoa River [raki o te Kaipara Harbour]

Wairoa

he rerenga wai roa

Wairoa River [uru o te Hunua Ranges]

Wairoa

he rerenga wai roa

Wairoa River [ka rere ki te Tauranga Harbour]

Wairoatapokorau

he awa roa nui te raru ka pā

Wairoa River [ka rere i te Wairoa (taone)]

Wairua

mō te wairua, ngā awa (wai) e rua rānei

Wairua River

Waitahanui

he pā nui onamata nō Tūwharetoa

pā kei te ngutuawa o te Tongariro River, kua pukea e te wai

Waitahanui

te awa i āta whakatipuria ai te tī kōuka hei kai

Waitahanui River

Waitakaruru

ngā wai karekare e taka ana e ruru ana

kāinga kei Waitakaruru (wāhi)

Waitangi

ngā wai tangi

Waitangi River

Waitaranui-a-Ngarue

te haere hōkai o ngā waewae o Turi ki te whakawhiti i te awa

Waitara River

Waitāwheta

ngā wai tāwheta

Waitawheta River

Waitematā

i whakanōhia e Tamatekapua he matā ki te whanga hei mauri

Waitematā Harbour

Waitoa

te wāhi o mua i heria ai ngā toa kia tohia i muri o te pakanga

Waitoa River

Waitōtara

he awa e rere ana, e rere pātata ana rānei ki te ngahere tōtara

Waitōtara River

Waiuku

he one tāpokopoko he wai paruparu rānei

Waiuku River

Wakahau

he ingoa nō Hawaiki

Slipper Island (Whakahau)

Wakatehāua

i whakaaro a Tōhē e rite ana te āhua ki te waka i hāua e ngā atua mō te hī ika

Wakatehāua Island

Wakatūwhenua

te wāhi i ū ai te waka o Moekākara ki uta, e mōhiotia ana ki te tūrorotia o te hoe waka i te kaiuaua o te haerenga iho

whanga kei te tonga o Te Hāwere-a-Maki / Goat Island

Whāingaroa

i taunahatia e Rakataura ki te 'whāinga roa' o te waka o Tainui i mua i te ūnga ki uta

Whāingaroa Harbour

Whāingaroa

mō te kīnga a tētahi wahine e tatari ana ki tana tāne rākau kawa i haere whakatetonga,  "kātahi te whāinga roa"

Whangaroa Harbour

Whakaahurangi

te whetū e tohu ana i te ara i whāia e Ruatahanga ki te moe i tana tāne

kāinga kei te takiwā ki Stratford

Whakaari

i tonoa ngā tipua ahi a Pupū rāua ko Te Hōata i Hawaiki ki te whakaora i a Ngātoroirangi i te makariri i Tongariro, i konei rāua e puea ake ana kia mōhio ai rāua me ahu pēhea

Whakaari / White Island

Whakahoro

ka mahi kia horo, kia tāhoro, kia hora rānei

kāinga kei Whakahoro (wāhi)

Whakairi

te toka whakairi a Ngātoroirangi

Table Mountain

Whakapapa

te hātepe o te taki haere i te whakapapa

Whakapapa River

Whakapouaka

te hanga pouaka mō te mutu manu

Cape Whakapouaka

Whakapunake

te punake, te pito whakamua rānei o te waka

Whakapunake

Whakarae

he pā onamata nō Tūhoe

kei te tonga o Tahora (wāhi)

Whakatāne

ka mahi kia rite ki te tāne

Whakatāne River

Whakaū

ngā motu e pōtae ana

Red Mercury Island (Whakau)

Whangaehu

te wāhi i tīehutia ai e Haunui-a-Nanaia ngā wai ehu

Whangaehu River

Whangaehu

kāore e mōhiotia ana

mahinga kai kei te tonga o Pōrangahau (wāhi)

Whangākea

he wāhi mutu kea

Whangākea / Pandora

Whangamarino

ngā wai marino o te wairepo

wairepo whānui kei te raki o Lake Waikare

Whangamatā

te whanga e kawata ana i te kongakonga matā

Whangamatā Harbour

Whangamōmona

he awa whānui, he awa mōmona

Whangamōmona River

Whangamumu

te whanga mumuhau

Whangamumu Harbour

Whanganui

te whanga roa a Haunui-a-Nanaia kia huri te tai kia pai ai tana whakawhiti

Whanganui River

Whangaokeno

te whanga o te keno, o te rangatira rānei

Whangaokeno / East Island

Whanga-o-Maha

mō te maha o te rauemi māori

Omaha Cove

Whangaparāoa

te whanga o te parāoa

Whangaparāoa Bay

Whangaparāoa

te whanga o te parāoa

Whangaparaoa Peninsula

Whangapē

he ingoa nō Hawaiki

Lake Whangape

Whangapēkaraka

he pā onamata nō Ue Oneone

pā kei te takiwā ki Whangapē (wāhi)

Whangapēkaraka

te wāhi i kite ai a Tōhē i te iwi e mahi karaka ana

Whangapē Harbour

Whangapoua

ngā wai o te poua (mātaitai)

Whangapoua Harbour

Whangarā-mai-Tawhiti

he pā onamata nō Paikea

pā kei te takiwā ki Whangara (wāhi)

Whangaruru

te whanga ruru i taunahatia e Puhi

Whangaruru Harbour

Whangateau

te whanga e kaha ana te tō o te au

Whangateau Harbour

Whanga-terenga-parāoa

te whanga e tere ai te parāoa

Whangārei Harbour

Whareama

te whare i whakairohia ōna maihi

Whareama River

Wharekahika

te whare i hangaia ki te kahikatea

Wharekahika / Hicks Bay

Wharekāpu

nō te wharekāpunipuni, te wāhi e kāpunipuni ai i muri o te pakanga

Wharekāpu / Paxton Point

Whare-o-Rino

te whare o Rino

Whareorino

Wharepūhunga

he whare pūhungahunga, kāore anō i oti ngā whakairo

Wharepūhunga

Wharetāewa

he pā nō Ngāti Hei i hoepapatia e Ngāpuhi i ngā tau 1820

pā kei te tonga o Wharekaho Beach

Whatawhata

te wāhi i piki rākau ai a Māhina-a-rangi kia kite i a Maungatautari

significant site kei te pūau o te Māhina-a-rangi Stream me te Waiomou Stream

Whatitiri

te whaitiri

Whatitiri

Whatumā

nō te kōrero mō 'te wāhi e mākona ai te whatumanawa o te tangata'

Lake Whatumā

Wheao

he rangatira

Wheao River

Whenua ā-kura

e kōrero ana mō te whānautanga mai o te tupuna, o Raukawa

wāhi tapu kei te Kaimai Range, kei te raki o te Huanui 29

Whenuakura

pā nō Turi

pā kei te waha o te Pātea River

Whenuakura

he whenua kura, he ingoa nō Hawaiki

Whenuakura River

Whetūkura

kāore e mōhiotia ana

papa hiranga kei te takiwā ki Whetukura (wāhi)

Whirinaki

e whirinaki ana e auroro ana

Whirinaki River

Whitikau

nō te ingoa o te awa i raru ai a Turi Arikinui i te whakawhitinga

mahinga kai kei te uru-mā-raki o Pātea (wāhi)

Whitikaupeka

te ingoa o te pou e tohu ana i te whakawhitinga i te Rangitīkei

papa hiranga e whakawhiti ai te Ara o Taihape - Napier i te Rangitīkei River

Whitireia

he pā nō Paikea

pā kei Whangara Island