How the suburbs and maunga carry city’s history in their names
For each of Tāmaki Makaurau’s thousand lovers, there are stories that tell the colourful histories of its earliest inhabitants.
Māori first arrived in Tāmaki Makaurau, “the land of a thousand lovers”, more than 1000 years ago and built protective pā on the volcanic mountains around the city.
Luckily for today’s inhabitants, suburbs and maunga around the city carry their histories in their names.
Puhihuia Wade grew up in Pukaki, in Māngere, nearly a thousand years after her tūpuna came to Tāmaki on the Tainui waka.
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