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Settlement 56 km north of Kaikōura and 73 km south of Blenheim. Kēkerengū was a Ngāti Ira chief whose amorous dalliances offended Te Rauparaha and Te Rangihaeata. He fled south, but the northerners followed, and he was killed in the subsequent fighting. St George’s church at Kēkerengū is one of the smallest churches still in use in New Zealand.
Meaning of place name
Original Māori name: Te Kotinga-o-Kēkerengū: The dismemberment of Kēkerengū. For some time the place was misspelt Kekerangu; early settlers pronounced it Giggerigoo.

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