Te Aroha Print
A beautiful print of the highest point of the Kaimai Mamaku Forest Park.
One legend tells how the son of Arawa chief, Kahu-Mata-Momoe, was on his way home from visiting family at Kaipara. As was the habit with this explorer, he ascended to the highest point possible along the way. As he stood on top of the mountain, he was overjoyed to see the familiar landmarks of his tribal home he decided to name it “Aroha ki tai – This shall be called the Mountain of Aroha. Herein shall forever repose the great love of Kahu-Mata-Momoe”. The legend continues that in time the spirit of Kahu-Mata-Momoe caused a stream of crystal water to flow from the heart of the mountain. Where the stream emerged there appeared hot springs with healing qualities. A clear pool in the cleft of a rock was known as the “Mirror of Te Mamoe” and became a wishing well for newly married couples.
You will receive a digital copy to print at home. We recommend printing on 300gsm card or higher for best results.