Āraiteuru

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Āraiteuru
Great Māori migration waka
Landed atShag Point
IwiNgāi Tahu
Moeraki Boulders, said to be the water gourd and fishing net of Āraiteuru.

Āraiteuru was a canoe (waka) of some of Ngāi Tahu's ancestors in Māori tradition.

The canoe was conveyed to New Zealand by the north-east wind,[1]:178 carrying the chiefs Kirikirikatata, Aroarokaehe, Mauka Atua,[2][a] Aoraki,[3] Kakeroa, Te Horokoatu, Ritua, Ngamautaurua, Pokohiwitahi, Puketapu, Te Maro-tiri-a-te-rehu, Hikuroroa, Pahatea, Te Waioteao, and Hapekituaraki.[1]:179

The canoe's fishing net and the water gourd (calabash) were turned into stone at Moeraki in the South Island, where they can still be seen in the form of the Moeraki Boulders.[1]:179 The canoe itself remained at Shag Point.[1]:179[2]

The pan-iwi marae in central Dunedin is named Araiteuru Marae[4] after the canoe.

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  1. ^ In pan-Māori his name is Mangaatua[1]:179[2]

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  1. ^ a b c d e White, John (1887). "XI". The Ancient History of the Maori, His Mythology and Traditions: Horo-Uta or Taki-Tumu Migration. II. Wellington: Government Printer. p. 178–179. Retrieved 15 June 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b c Tregear, Edward (1891). "Araiteuru". The Maori-Polynesian comparative dictionary. Wellington: Lyon and Blair. p. 20. Retrieved 15 June 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Littlewood, Matthew (2013). "Dual names accepted in Aoraki-Mt Cook". Stuff. Retrieved 15 June 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ McNeilly, Hamish (2010). "Araiteuru marae to celebrate 30 years". Otago Daily Times. Retrieved 15 June 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)