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Wharewharangi means the house made of Wharangi (Melicope ternata), a small tree.

This bay was also know as ‘Whanwhana’, which means to rise and attack.

It was here in this bay in 1642 that Ngāti Apa tīpuna from Ngati Tūmatakōkiri clashed with the Dutch explorer Abel Tasman and his crew.