The origin of the names Titirangi and Waitakere

A great letter to the editor of the Auckland Star in 1926 describing the origin of the names ‘Titirangi’ and ‘Waitakere’. At the time the term The Blue Mountains was becoming a popular alternative to Waitakere, perhaps to market the area as being similar to the New South Wales equivalent. 

Its nice to see that, even in those times, the importance of the Maori history of the area was acknowledged.

origin of names Waitakere and Titirangi