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15/04/2020 6:56 p.m.
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The Whangarei District
The six illustrations below were created in partnership with local iwi. They show the story, sense of place, aspects of land, sea and significant maunga particular to the Whangarei District.
Maori legend refers to Whangārei, as the waiting place of Reipae. Reitu and Reipae were twin sisters from the Waikato region who were promised in marriage to a Far North chief Ueoneone. They were flown north by a kārearea (falcon) but argued on the way and Reipae instead landed in Whangārei. Reitu continued North and married the chief Ueoneone, while Reipae stayed in Whangarei and married a local chieftain Tahuhupotiki. All the hapu of Whangarei Te Terenga Paraoa can claim descent from this union.
Brynderwyn Hills to Mount Manaia
Whangarei is a place to gather, symbolised by the gathering of the whales in Whangarei Harbour with Manaia towering in the background.
The kārerea from Whangarei's
founding story is shown with its
wings spanning the coastline.
Houto Mountain reigns over the Mangakahia River and Wairua Falls
and Mangakahia Valley. The titoki
plant in the foreground, represents
the Titoki settlement and the unity
of people from different backgrounds within the Whangarei District.
Maungatapere and Maunu
The lush, fertile areas of the green landscape of Maungatapere Mountain and surrounding hills. The rolling hills, animals and orchard trees pay tribute to Whangarei's agricultural heritage.
The iconic Tutukaka Coast, with its lighthouse, pristine beaches and
Poor Knights Islands on the horizon.
Also the pohutukawa tree, symbol
of Northland summer.
Whangarei City and Parihaka
The view from Te Matau ā Pohe into
the Town Basin, across Whangarei
city and to Parihaka, with some of
the iconic landmarks of Whangarei.
Huruiki Mountain and the Whangaruru coastal hillscape spans down to Oakura Bay, where a pohutukawa grows on the foreshore. Gathering kaimoana is represented by a whai (stingray) as a guardian in the sea where shellfish is gathered.
The tukaiaia bird in the sky provides guardianship over both the land and the sea.