Topic: 02. Why "Glistening Waters"?

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Have you ever wondered where the name Glistening Waters came from? Read this topic to find out the origins.

Frances Reiri Smith our Kuia on the Glistening Waters committee tells us that her ancestor, believed to be Haunui-a-Nanaia, came over the Rimutaka Ranges from the Wellington region many, many years ago and, as he looked down over the beautiful hills and valleys and shining waters in front of him, he declared "Wairarapa!" or "Glistening Waters!" So you will have to climb to the top of the mountains to see what he saw, or use your imagination.

 

 

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