Te Hoiere (waka)

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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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