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Tantalising tales, fun facts, itineraries and travel tips - find out more about the Tohu Whenua you love.

Jane Takotowi Clendon

Jane Clendon was a strong woman of Hokianga Māori descent who had the odds stacked against her.

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Te Pahi

Te Pahi was a Māori leader who saw the benefits of trade with Pākehā for his people.

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Rongo Hongi, a remarkable wahine toa of the 1800s

Have you heard of Rongo Hongi? She was a remarkable woman.

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5 best half-day heritage walks for autumn

Bright blue skies, trees ablaze with colourful autumn foliage, and tranquil tracks - smart walkers know that autumn is one of the most glorious seasons to be in the great outdoors. It’s also a great time of year to discover more of New Zealand’s unique history with Tohu Whenua.

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Image: Queenstown Trails Trust ©

Central Otago Touring Route

One of New Zealand's finest road trips takes you to nine of Otago's Tohu Whenua heritage experiences.

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