Locality on the southern shore of Doubtless Bay, Northland, 30km north-west of Kaitaia. A memorial by the river bridge marks the traditional first landing place in NZ of the ancestral Polynesian voyager Kupe.

Meaning of place name
According to one account of the origin of the name, a dispute between two chiefs arose over possession of shellfish beds. They arrived at a compromise whereby a fence was erected between the pā, each iwi to keep to its alloted area. The place was then called Taiapā (dividing fence or boundary), eventualy shortened to Taipā.

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