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ashwhero Wedding jumpsuit with @pocokie jewels #whakatane #wairaka 4d

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bakeyjakeyy Must be a good sign when your catch doesn't fit into one photo @kaydunz turned out to be quite the fisherwoman! #whakatane #theblackpearl #wairaka #sunshinecapital 🌞 1w

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awhi07 My Nan Hilda H K Trow, her nana was Wairaka. This statue is her grandmother of the same name. Her father Toroa was the chief of the Mataatua Waka.
When the Mataatua came into shore the men left the woman and children in the Waka. It started drifting out to sea, Wairaka picked up the paddles (which was tapu for Woman to touch) and muttering the words 'Me Whakatane au I hau' (I must act like a man) as she paddled the waka into safety.

I'll come and visit you one day Kuia #Wairaka
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frockandroll The good thing about working near the water = lunch near the water! 3w

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npaulx Love being home 🏽 #whakatane #heads #holiday #wairaka #home 4w

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hofsteedephotography Whilst in New Zealand, my partner and I quickly realised the rich history and culture of the country, which we found really inspiring. This image was taken in Whakatane alongside the famous bronze statue of a Maori Maiden (which you can just see in the middle rock formation) known as The Statue of Wairaka. Recognised for her bravery during an event which she saved a canoe of women from drifting out to sea while the men were exploring the land. Legends says that she spoke the words 'Whakatane' which roughly translates to 'act like a man' when she made the decision to rescue the canoe, and thus gave the town it's name.
#newzealand #whakatane #wairaka #culture #35mm #film #river #beach #rock #travelnz #travel #adventure #reddress
1mon

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robertengberg Wairaka, Whakatane, New Zealand. Whale island (Moutohora) in the background. #wairaka #nz #moutohora 2mon

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jabbu20 School is out#wairaka#kahutimes 2mon

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rachsilvester shadows- It's crazy how kids this young can change your life and heart and how kids growing up with no parents can be some of the happiest, most fun children you'll ever meet #beautiful #kwagala #wairaka #uganda #jinja #throwback #canon700d #vscocam 2mon

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harrisayian Have to admit my home towns beautiful #whakatane #wairaka #moutohora #ladyontherock #whaleisland 3mon

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