In his very old
age he left for his original homeland in Raiatea,
naming his departure point as te hokianga nui o
Kupe – the great returning place of Kupe.
Since then, over 200 generations and other
migrations have made their mark, but the special
landscape and light remain.
contains the ancestral lands of our Maori tribe,
Ngapuhi. Lands that are rich in tradition,
natural beauty and a peaceful spirit where the
great kauri giants live, awesome undeveloped
coastlines, remarkable wildlife, contrasted with
small picturesque villages and relics of early