List of Māori waka

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This is a list of Māori canoes (waka). The information in this list represents a compilation of different oral traditions from around New Zealand. These accounts give several different uses for the canoes: many carried Polynesian migrants and explorers from Hawaiki to New Zealand; others brought supplies or made return journeys to Hawaiki; Te Rīrino was said to be lost at sea.

List of canoes[edit]

Name of canoe Regional traditions Associated iwi or hapū
Aotea Whanganui, Taranaki, Waikato Te Ātihaunui-a-Pāpārangi, Ngā Rauru Kītahi, Ngāti Ruanui
Aotearoa Bay of Plenty, Waikato
Arahura South Island Ngāi Tahu
Āraiteuru South Island Te Rapuwai
Arautauta Bay of Plenty Te Whakatōhea
Te Arawa Bay of Plenty, East coast (North Island), Waikato Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Te Arawa
Hīnakipākau-o-te-rupe Bay of Plenty
Horouta East coast (North Island) Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Ruapani, Rongowhakaata, Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti, Te Aitanga-a-Māhaki
Kahutara Taranaki
Kāraerae South Island
Kurahaupō Northland, Taranaki Ngati Apa, Ngāti Kurī, Ngati Ruanui
Mahangaatuamatua Bay of Plenty
Māhuhu-ki-te-rangi Auckland, Northland Ngāti Whātua, Te Roroa
Mānuka South Island
Māmari Northland Ngāpuhi, Te Aupōuri, Te Rarawa
Mataatua Bay of Plenty, Northland Ngāpuhi, Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Pūkenga, Te Whakatōhea, Ngāi Tūhoe
Matahourua (various) Ngapuhi, Te Ihutai, Te Hika O Pāpāuma
Moekākara Northland Te Kawerau
Motumotuahi Taranaki Ngā Rauru or Ngāti Ruanui
Ngātokimatawhaorua Northland Ngāpuhi, Te Aupōuri, Te Rarawa, Te Ihutai
Nuku-tai-memeha East coast (North Island) Ngāti Porou
Nukutere Bay of Plenty, East coast (North Island) Ngāti Porou, Te Whakatōhea
Ōkoki Taranaki
Ōtūrereao Bay of Plenty
Pangatoru Taranaki Ngā Rauru or Ngāti Ruanui
Riukākara Northland
Ruakaramea Northland
Tahatuna Taranaki
Taikōria Taranaki
Tainui Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Taranaki, Waikato and Hauraki, Waikato, Ngāti Maniapoto, Hauraki, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Toa, Ngāti Rārua, Ngāti Koata, Ngāi Tai
Tākitimu Bay of Plenty, East coast (North Island), South Island Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi Tahu, Rongowhakaata, Te Aitanga ā Māhaki
Tauira Bay of Plenty, Northland Te Whakatōhea, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui
Tāwhirirangi Bay of Plenty, South Island
Te Aratauwhāiti Bay of Plenty
Te Aratāwhao Bay of Plenty
Te Hoiere South Island Ngāti Kuia
Te Kōhatuwhenua Taranaki Ngā Rauru or Ngāti Ruanui
Te Paepae-ki-Rarotonga Bay of Plenty Ngāti Tuwharetoa
Te Rangimātoru Bay of Plenty Ngāi Tūranga, Te Hapū-oneone
Te Rangiuamutu (also Tairea) Taranaki Ngā Rauru or Ngāti Ruanui
Te Rīrino Taranaki
Te Wakaringaringa Taranaki Ngā Rauru or Ngāti Ruanui
Te Wakatūwhenua Northland
Tinana (also Te Māmaru) Northland Te Rarawa, Ngāti Kahu
Tokomaru Taranaki Ngāti Tama, Te Āti Awa, Ngāti Mutunga
Tōtara-i-kāria Bay of Plenty Ngāti Tuwharetoa
Tūnui-ā-rangi Auckland, Northland Ngāi Tāhuhu
Tūwhenua Bay of Plenty
Uruaokapuarangi South Island Waitaha
Waipapa Northland

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References[edit]

  • Taonui, Rāwiri (8 February 2005). "Canoe traditions". Te Ara – the Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 27 June 2020.