In Māori tradition, Te Wakaringaringa was one of the great ocean-going, voyaging canoes that was used in the migrations that settled New Zealand. Ngāti Ruanui and Ngā Rauru iwi link their ancestry to Māwakeroa, the captain of Te Wakaringaringa.
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- "Canoes of the west coast and lower North Island". The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 18 July 2013.