Te Rīrino

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Te Rīrino
Great Māori migration waka

In Māori tradition, Te Rīrino was one of the great ocean-going, voyaging canoes that was used in the migrations that settled New Zealand. The waka departed from Mahaena and was commanded by Potoru. It originally landed at Boulder-Bank on the Nelson Coast, and later sank in the Tasman Sea.[1] Te Rīrino was the only one of the great waka that sank.

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