The Kaipara district lies within the ancestral
areas of our Ngati Whatua and Te Roroa Maori Tribes.
The traditions of Ngati Whatua establish the
arrival of their ancestor, Rongomai Te Ariki on board the ancestral canoe
Mahuhu Ki Te Rangi at Kaipara around the year 1250A.D. Today, the Kaipara
Harbour is acknowledged as having the longest shoreline of any harbour in the
Our people of Te Roroa are among the custodians
of the giant kauri forests of the Kaipara, the place that has come to be known
by visitors as the Kauri Coast.
Together, the Kaipara Harbour and the Kauri
Coast provided the means for both Maori and European settlement and development.
The giant Kauri trees were prolific in the early settlement days and generated
large income from overseas shipping companies for the sailing ship building
Kaipara also had some of New Zealand's largest
Maori settlements. The largest being at Tokatoka where some 10.000 Maori lived
at one time, supplying the vast majority of the fresh produce to the Auckland
Today the Kaipara remains blessed by heritage
and by nature, an attractive mix of productive farming and forestry together
with relics of ancient Maori occupations and early European settlements within a
natural setting of volcanic hills, massive native rain forests, extensive dune
country and fresh waters lakes.
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