Canterbury region (Te reo māori: Waitaha).
Waitaha were the first people of Te Waipounamu (the South Island) and settled in Kā Pākihi Whakatekateka o Waitaha (the plains where the Waitaha people walked proudly). Ngāti Māmoe and then Ngāi Tahu arrived afterwards. Through warfare, intermarriage and political alliances a common allegiance to Ngāi Tahu was forged. Source: https://ngaitahu.iwi.nz/ngai-tahu/
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