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  • Taupo History Overview

    Lake Taupo was the result of huge volcanic eruptions creating the giant basin that is today Lake Taupo.

    Several hundred years later Nagtoroirangi brought his people to settle the land. They struggled with the harsh climate and unfertile soil for many years until the European settlers began to arrive in the 1800's.
    Taupo itself was first built in 1869, but did not flourish until much later in the 1950s after the soil had been cleared and fertilised.

    Lake Taupo - Maori Legend

    Maori legend explains the lake a different way. When Ngatoirangi, the chief tohunga (priest) of the Arawa people, first saw the region he was dismayed to find a barren basin.Realising his people needed resources to live, he plucked a large totara tree and hurled it into the crater to seed a new forest. His aim was true, but the wind flipped the totara and it landed upside down, piercing the ground with its branches. Water gushed up through the holes, filling the basin and creating Lake Taupo.

    Maori Settlement

    Maori settlement of the Lake Taupo region is estimated to have been approximately 700 years ago. Nagtoroirangi led his tribe, the Ngati Tuwharetoa, to the area. However, due to the many harsh volcanic eruptions, the soil was poor, the winters were harsh, and the lake did not carry much life as a source of food.

    The tribe survived however and built pas (settlements) at the more fertile end of the lake at Pukawa, Te Rapa, Waitahnui and Motutere.

    European Settlement

    Early European settlement mostly consisted of missionaries who came and built churches and converted the Maori to Christianity.

    In 1869 Taupo was founded as an Armed Constabulary post. Not much development occurred in the town for approximately 50 years. Due to cobalt deficiency in the soil the land could not be farmed until it was cleared and fertilised. This did not happen until the 1950s.

    After this Taupo flourished. Farming was successful, forestry was planted, a geothermal power station and hydro-electric schemes were built. The success of the region saw improved roading and buildings bringing people, and importantly, tourists, to the region.

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  • Eugene

    norkorhou srt8 tribesmen my dad iz trrey mcintosh

    1/3/11
  • KnuckleZ
    KnuckleZ

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    12/27/10 via Mobile
  • Brandon Kihi

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    W.S.F Kween

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    Mercedes

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    Alena Black

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    !Aaye!

    4/8/10
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    4/2/10
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    Pepe S

    Hey man, my whanau from kaiwaka point, my nan still lives there staunch as amongst all dem flash resorts! Went to Waipahihi Primary 1 or 2 yr (cant remember), Intermental with da Man Mr Palmer, and Taupo-nui for one year, i was always moving around. Any who, anybody got the lyrics to Waiata ko Tuwharetoa? Thinking of singing it for my sissys wedding? Would be appreciatededed!

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    .MuNzy Bunz.

    Chur peepz! from taupo and be movin bak soon but its still a shithole! dont deny it!! nah love taupo wish the young bucks would grow up and get a life tho!

    3/16/10
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    Jordaan

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