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Find out about our expert who knows the stories behind the place names of Te Wai Pounamu, Aotearoa.

Meet David

Play the recording of the web conference between David, Upoko - Te Rūnanga o Moeraki - Ngāi Tahu, and Duvauchelle School (on Banks Peninsula, east of Christchurch).

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The following questions are answered in the podcast above:

  1. What does the place called Pohatu (related to penguins) mean?
  2. Are there any other names for Akaroa?
  3. How did Robinsons bay get its name?
  4. Why are there so many pukekos in Robinsons Bay?
  5. Why is Takamatua called Takamatua?
  6. How did Barry's Bay get its name?
  7. Why was Duvauchelle called Kaitouna?
  8. Are there any other Māori names for Duvauchelle?
  9. Please tell us more about Bossu, which is a big lump in the hill.
  10. How did Wainui get its Maori name?
  11. Why is Wakaroa the Maori name for Pigeon Bay?
  12. Does Pigeon Bay have any more Māori names besides Whakaroa?