In Māori tradition, Ngātokimatawhaorua was one of the great ocean-going, voyaging canoes that was used in the migrations that settled New Zealand. it then went on to create the tribe of Ngapuhi

Great Māori migration waka
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Ngātokimatawhaorua was originally named Matahourua and was first navigated by Kupe from Hawaiiki to what is now called the Hokianga Harbour (The great returning place of Kupe).

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