What is the maori name for kaikoura?
Kaikoura is the Maori name. Kai means food or to eat and Koura is Crayfish. Its famous for its Crayfish hence the name.
Kaikoura, on the east coast of the South Island of Aotearoa New Zealand, famous for its crayfish, was named by a man called Tamaki Te Rangi and its full name is 'Te Ahi Kaikoura A Tamaki Te Rangi' which means 'the fire that cooked the crayfish of Tamaki Te Rangi. This has been shortened to Kaikoura and is often mistakenly thought to mean simply 'meal of crayfish' or 'place where crayfish is eaten' because in…
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