Located on the northern tip of NZ, this is where the Maoris believe their spirits depart for their mythical homeland of Hawaiiki
Me hoki ano a tatou whakaaro ki a ratou, kua wehe atu ra ki te wahi o Hinenuitepo, haere koutou, haere, haere, ki Hawaiiki
Nui, te hono ki wairua moemoe ra.
Burley and Shutler re-examine ancestral Polynesian fishing gear from Tonga in light of Kirch and Green's 2001 publication Hawaiiki
, Ancestral Polynesia.
Legend has it that the Maori made an epic journey from their ancient homeland of Hawaiiki
, on seven sea-faring canoes, in search of new land.
Rongomai seeks to unite the two of them in death, if not in life, in Hawaiiki
, the ancestral homeland of all Polynesian peoples.