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anniemckeown Sunset tonight at the Whakatane Heads. #home #newzealand #whakatane #ocean #sunset #wairaka 23h

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teambenter Wairaka, daughter of Chief Toroa, who saved the day many moons ago and was the inspiration for Whakatane's name. #Whakatane #Wairaka #NgatiAwa #BayofPlentyNZ #Mataatua #Maori #NZ #NewZealand #Aotearoa #NZMustDo #statues #statuesofinstagram 2d

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itsjustmy_world The lady on the rock #wairaka 2w

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janellewestall My dad made a friend named Samuel in the village next to us. He gave us two bags full of fruit! #wairaka #uganda2015 #daddydaughterdate 2w

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pukekogirl Whakamoemiti of taonga #wairaka for Dr @jthudson00 #whanau #ngatiawa 2w

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phrankied A New Zealand trip leftover. At the channel leading into the Whakatane harbor, a statue of Wairaka (plus the inevitable pigeon). From a local web site: "She came with her father Torora, their family and a cargo of kumera, to this harbour in the large ocean going waka (canoe) Mataatua, about 800 years ago. ... Torora and the men went ashore to greet the local leaders, leaving the women in the canoe.
While the parleying was going on, the tide changed and the waka began to drift out to sea. Wairaka called out 'E! Kia whakatane au i ahau', which means 'let me act the part of a man.' She grabbed the steering paddle, which was forbidden (tapu) for women at that time, and brought the boat safely to shore. Thus the settlement got its name."
#NewZealand #NZ #Whakatane #Wairaka #statues #laterGram #Maori
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  •   avsphilly And I think that's the longest narration for an Instagram of yours, but it WAS all relevant. 2w
  •   avsphilly And an excellent support of my point that NZ is not totally an English-speaking country. 2w
  •   phrankied To be fair, @avsphilly, I cut and pasted from the web site (didn't enter all that narrative manually). It was a bit ... chatty, I'll give you that. :-) 2w

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janellewestall Fizle took us for a boat ride on Lake Victoria today in his boat. We also walked around Wairaka, his home village. Which is incredibly beautiful! #wairaka #uganda #home #lakevictoria #daddydaughterdate #uganda2015 2w

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  •   heirani_sutter Oh Wow 😮 you took an awesome pic ! This is paradise ! Your gallery is great as well I hope you will chek mine if you have the time. If not , keep going & have a good day! 2w

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chayne_an_josh Home sweet Home summer or not this place is beautifull an proud to kno this is my whenua
#Opihi#homebound#wairaka#calm#sea#whiteisland
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janellewestall This is one of the views of lake Victoria from my favourite village, Wairaka.
#lakevictoria #uganda #wairaka #jinja #home #iwanttostay #westalldaddydaughterdate
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Lo-fi TAMSYN SMITH
  •   meilayu Well Haere Mai ️ hahaa.. 3w
  •   _tamksmi Eeeevrything is ka pai 3w

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  •   missfreyablack When I was little I always wanted to swim out to Wairaka on her rock 4w

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blackssugar That lady on the rock. Kia Whakatane aue ahau #wairaka #nofilter #homesweethome 1mon

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geekybum Home sweet home
#whk #home #wairaka #heads #fuzzydice
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carmanileeking Beautiful sunset down the heads, I couldn't not capture it
#driveby #home #whakatane #wairaka #godscreation
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