Maori Culture

Hawke’s Bay is proud of its cultural heritage which continues to form a strong link between past and present. The diverse districts each carry their own unique history, Maori legends and mythology.

Legends

Hawke’s Bay has many Maori legends of note and it is said the region is the ‘Hook of the fish of Maui’. Read more...

Places

Near the ninth century AD, Maori arrived in Heretaunga or Hawke’s Bay, settling in the river valleys and along the coast where food was plentiful. Read more...