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Whangara, East Cape
East Cape, also known as Eastland, is a remote area of small coastal settlements. The region's population has a high proportion of Maori - over 50% in some areas - and still maintains strong ties to the iwi (tribal group) and marae (village meeting area) social structure. The movie Whale Rider was filmed at Whangara, the village shown here.
SOURCE: Ian Trafford, courtesy of New Zealand Tourism, used with permission
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