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MAORI == ENGLISH - Place Names- NZ

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Early M&#257;ori - English place names

M&#257;ori name
English equivalent

Aorere Situated in the Collingwood Area. The Inlet is called Ruataniwha

Aotearoa (Land of the Long White Cloud) New Zealand

Heretaunga Hawke's Bay

Heretaunga The Hutt Valley

Heretaunga, Waiorotu The Hutt River

Kaparatehau Lake Grassmere

Kapiti Entry Island

Karauripe; Te Whanganui; Kakata Cloudy Bay; Port Underwood in Cloudy Bay


Maitahi or Maitai The Nelson Valley

Mana Flat Island, Table Island

Murihiku Southland

Otakou (the place of red earth. The Otago Peninsula had much yellow earth which gave red ochre when burnt) Otago

Poutini Westland

Rakiura Stewart Island

Raukawa Cook Strait

Te Aropawa, Te Arapawa An island in Queen Charlotte Sound; a general district name


Te Awaiti Tory Channel

Te Ika A Maui (The Fish of Maui) The North Island

Te Hoiere or Te Hoihere Pelorus Sound; Pelorus River

Te Taitapu Golden Bay

Te Wai Pounamu (The place of Greenstone) The Middle Island; The South Island

Totaranui Queen Charlotte Sound

Te Whanganui A Tara Port Nicholson; Wellington

Waimea Blind Bay, later Tasman Bay

Whakatu Nelson

Wharekauri Chatham Islands



Main source for research :
"Te Rauparaha, a new perspective" - Patricia Burns

Till we meet again - Regards - edmondsallan

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edmondsallan , from auckland .nz , has been a Family Tree Circles member since Aug 2010. is researching the following names: CLAYTON, EDMONDS.

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