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The Waitakere Ranges are where fairies live - called Turehu by local Maori; they had red hair. Read about the fairies of the Waitakere Ranges at http://www.waitakere.govt.nz/abtcit/ei/pdfs/localareastudies/maorihistorylegends.pdf

The Waitakere Ranges are where fairies live - called Turehu by local Maori; they had red hair. Read about the fairies of the Waitakere Ranges at http://www.waitakere.govt.nz/abtcit/ei/pdfs/localareastudies/maorihistorylegends.pdf

The Te Kawerau-a-Maki people regard Tiriwa, pictured          here, as another significant ancestor. Their heartland is          the Waitākere Ranges, which they call Te Waonui-a-Tiriwa          (the great forest of Tiriwa). This carving of Tiriwa,          which stands in front of the Arataki Visitors’ Centre in          the Waitākeres, shows him carrying the island of          Rangitoto. He is said to have moved the island from          Karekare to the Hauraki Gulf.

The Te Kawerau-a-Maki people regard Tiriwa, pictured here, as another significant ancestor. Their heartland is the Waitākere Ranges, which they call Te Waonui-a-Tiriwa (the great forest of Tiriwa). This carving of Tiriwa, which stands in front of the Arataki Visitors’ Centre in the Waitākeres, shows him carrying the island of Rangitoto. He is said to have moved the island from Karekare to the Hauraki Gulf.

The six Auckland maori tribes

The six Auckland maori tribes

Te Wao Nui A Tiriwa - The great forest of Tiriwa. Hikurangi is the mountain, Te Wao Nui a Tiriwa is the forest, Nga Tai Whakatu a Kupe is the sea, Te Au o Te Whenua is the ancestor, Te Kawerau a Maki are the people. Place Names Courtesy of Kate Murdoch. http://www.waitakereranges.org.nz/about-the-ranges.html

Te Wao Nui A Tiriwa - The great forest of Tiriwa. Hikurangi is the mountain, Te Wao Nui a Tiriwa is the forest, Nga Tai Whakatu a Kupe is the sea, Te Au o Te Whenua is the ancestor, Te Kawerau a Maki are the people. Place Names Courtesy of Kate Murdoch. http://www.waitakereranges.org.nz/about-the-ranges.html

Waiti Village at Te Henga on the banks of the Waitakere River, 1910. Te Henga means 'the food for a work party'. John Bethell's building on right. The tangata whenua (people of the land), Te Kawerau a Maki have a long occupation of this area. The village would have become uninhabitable soon after 1910 when the Waitakere Dam was completed upstream, subsequently changing the River. http://heritageetal.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/te-henga.html

Waiti Village at Te Henga on the banks of the Waitakere River, 1910. Te Henga means 'the food for a work party'. John Bethell's building on right. The tangata whenua (people of the land), Te Kawerau a Maki have a long occupation of this area. The village would have become uninhabitable soon after 1910 when the Waitakere Dam was completed upstream, subsequently changing the River. http://heritageetal.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/te-henga.html

c1903. A map of Auckland showing the proposed Whau canal connection the Waitemata and Manukau harbours. Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, NZ Map 6231.

A map of Auckland showing the proposed Whau canal connection the Waitemata and Manukau harbours.

This map centres on Te Tō Waka, the canoe portage between the Tāmaki River and the Manukau Harbour. Maungakiekie on the top left is One Tree Hill. Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira

This map centres on Te Tō Waka, the canoe portage between the Tāmaki River and the Manukau Harbour. Maungakiekie on the top left is One Tree Hill.

Four Maori chiefs of Ngati Whatua exchanged land in 1844 for a schooner named Lucidan owned by the shipping firm of Henderson & Macfarlane. The Government of the day decided against Henderson and it took 29 years for his claim to be finalised, whereby he got half of the land claimed. The Maori got to keep the schooner.

Four Maori chiefs of Ngati Whatua exchanged land in 1844 for a schooner named Lucidan owned by the shipping firm of Henderson & Macfarlane. The Government of the day decided against Henderson and it took 29 years for his claim to be finalised, whereby he got half of the land claimed. The Maori got to keep the schooner.

1920 map showing West Auckland. http://www.aucklandcity.govt.nz/dbtw-wpd/exec/dbtwpub.dll?BU=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.aucklandcity.govt.nz%2Fdbtw-wpd%2FHeritageImages%2Findex.htm&AC=QBE_QUERY&TN=heritageimages&QF0=ID&NP=2&RF=HIORecordSearch&MR=5&QI0=%3D%22NZ%20Map%2020%22

1920 map showing West Auckland. http://www.aucklandcity.govt.nz/dbtw-wpd/exec/dbtwpub.dll?BU=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.aucklandcity.govt.nz%2Fdbtw-wpd%2FHeritageImages%2Findex.htm&AC=QBE_QUERY&TN=heritageimages&QF0=ID&NP=2&RF=HIORecordSearch&MR=5&QI0=%3D%22NZ%20Map%2020%22

Longer tramps in the Waitakere Ranges, from 2 - 7 hours. See photos, maps and the guide at http://trampaddicts.weebly.com/waitakere-tramps.html

Gibbons - Muir - Pararaha Valley - Whatipu Beach Track Loop Chateau Mosquito - Sisam - Long Rd - Ridge Rd - RGB Track Loop Auckland City - Upper Kauri - Robinson Ridge - Fence Line - Waitakere Dam -.