Te Hoiere (waka)

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For the island also known as Te Hoiere, see Maud Island.
Te Hoiere
Great Māori migration waka
Commander Matua Hautere
Priest Kaikaiawaro
Iwi Ngāti Kuia

In Māori tradition, Te Hoiere was one of the great ocean-going, voyaging canoes that was used in the migrations that settled New Zealand. Ngāti Kuia tradition states that their founding tupuna Matua Hautere, a descendant of Kupe, came to Te Waipounamu in his waka Te Hoiere, guided by the kaitiaki (tribal guardian) Kaikaiawaro.[1]

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