Te Mata Peak, Hawke's Bay giant - Roadside Stories

A Manatū Taonga audio guide to Te Mata

Check out the Ministry for Culture and Heritage's audio guide to Te Mata in the Video tab.

Dominating the Hawke’s Bay skyline, Te Mata Peak and the surrounding range resemble a man lying on his back. According to Māori tradition, the peak has its origins in a tale of a giant warrior and a local tribe’s attempt to outwit him.

Related web links:
Te Mata Peak
Ngāti Kahungunu
The wine experience
Hawke’s Bay region

Roadside Stories are a series of audio guides to places of interest on major road trips in New Zealand. Each guide tells the story of an attraction along the way – its people, its history, its cultural and natural significance. For more information about Roadside Stories visit http://www.mch.govt.nz/roadside/ 

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