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Cape Reinga.
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It is believed that once a maori dies, no matter where abouts in the country their spirit travels north to Cape Reinga where it departs the land and goes to heaven, as as result The Cape has a cultural significance with all Iwi or tribes here..

Cape Reinga is in the far north of the north island, if I can find a map of the north island that has the cape marked on it I'll post a link to it so you can see where it is..
Love many, trust few, paddle your own waka.
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I find this interesting in that the belief is that the people are part of the land, if anyone had a haircut or cut their finger nails the cut hair and nails were buried in a place known only to the person the hair or nails came from, the belief was that they came from the land, so they return to the land whether it's hair, finger nails or body, the spirit, or wairua is a separate part of a person..
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