titahi bay

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The legendary Polynesian navigator Kupe landed at Komanga Point, 3 kilometres west of Tītahi Bay, leaving an anchor stone which today can be seen at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Later arrivals built pā on both headlands at Tītahi Bay, as well as at Komanga Point. The first European residents were whalers operating from Korohiwa, between Tītahi Bay and Komanga Point. Once the Wellington–Manawatū railway reached Porirua, Tītahi Bay became a popular seaside resort. It grew slowly until the end of the Second World War. A massive state housing programme then transformed the bay into a modern suburb.

Meaning of place name
Tī: cabbage tree; tahi: one or single

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