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The Launch of Tamatea Pokai Whenua – Pou
The tranquil view from Taumata stretches along the coast in the East
from Te Paerahi (Porangahau) to Parimahu (Blackhead point),
across to the Ruahine and Puketoi ranges in the West.
Nau mai, haere mai, whakatau mai ra.
Welcome to the official website for one of the longest place name in the world!
TaumatawhakatangihangakoauauoTamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu located 6kms outside of a small village called Porangahau, Central Hawkes Bay, Aotearoa/New Zealand.
The stories of heroic exploration in this mountainous and once greatly forested country goes back a very long way. Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa sailing-craft voyaged to the shores of these islands over a thousand years ago. These original people travelled across the land and named places that would become part of today’s heritage landscape.