Our unique Kupe connection
Hokianga is uniquely associated with Kupe as the place he secured for his descendants before leaving on his return voyage to our ancient place of origin in the eastern Pacific.
Within a generation those descendants, our ancestors, returned to these shores. These events and histories are the foundation of our identity.
Manea: Footprints of Kupe was developed from a vision had by local Kaumātua (senior tribal Elders) for preserving their heritage and sharing it with the world.