Why Ngā Ūranga?

Why Ngā Ūranga?

Ngā Ūranga is the correct way to spell and pronounce the area commonly referred to as Ngauranga. Ngā Ūranga means ‘the landing place for canoes’ making reference to the fact that the site was commonly used as a landing place for traditional Māori waka (canoes).

Let’s Get Wellington Moving is supported by our mana whenua partners Taranaki Whānui ki Te Upoko o Te Ika and Ngāti Toa Rangatira. It is important for this project, and all Let’s Get Wellington Moving projects, to incorporate mana whenua aspirations which are based on long-standing habitation and historical links to the whenua.

The People-Friendly City Streets Johnsonville/Ngā Ūranga project team sought and received approval from the Iwi Partnerships Working Group to use the correct spelling for the name of our project.

We want our project to lead to an enduring change in spelling and pronunciation of this important place.

An illustration of the pā at Ngā Ūranga


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