Here are a selection of Māori place names throughout the Wairarapa region.
The common name for each place is provided in capitalised bold letters and then followed by the Māori name for the place. This order has been decided upon to make place names easier to find. Some places have breakdowns of the words provided, some have meanings in brackets, while others have stories or short histories written about each.
You will notice that some words have more than one meaning. It may be that there are others as well that are either not known or not included here.
This is not a complete list as there are many more Māori place names throughout region. As more come to light or are remembered they will be inserted.
Note. Many of the rivers and streams have variations on the spelling.
Also note the map function is still under development and some places may not display correctly.