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Southern Hawke's Bay Māori - Roadside Storie

Southern Hawke's Bay Māori - Roadside Storie



A Manatū Taonga audio guide to Māori culture present in the Southern Hawke's Bay. Check out the Ministry for Culture and Heritage's audio guide in the image carousel above.

A hill in southern Hawke's Bay can claim the world's longest place name. It refers to a local Māori ancestor, Tamatea, who played his flute to his loved one there. North of Waipawa is Te Aute College, a famous Māori boys' high school that has produced many influential leaders.


Longest place name in the world,

Ngāti Kahungunu,

Te Aute College chapel,

New Māori organisations, early 20th century,

Apirana Turupa Ngata,

Archival audio: Te Aute College.

Roadside Stories are a series of audio guides to places of interest on major road trips in New Zealand. Each guide tells the story of an attraction along the way -- its people, its history, its cultural and natural significance. For more information about Roadside Stories visit

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