If you have a strong interest in Maori culture then Tairāwhiti is must for a visit.
Kaiti Beach is the site of Captain Cook’s first landing in New Zealand (9
October 1769)and nearby is the picturesque Te Poho O Rawiri Marae. Oral
history records Titirangi (Kaiti) Hill as the point of arrival for the migratory
waka (canoe), Horouta, which brought the first Māori to the area.