Poverty Bay

Poverty Bay is the largest of several small bays on the east coast of New Zealand's North Island to the north of Hawkes Bay. It stretches for 10 kilometres (6 mi) from Young Nick's Head in the southwest to Tuaheni Point in the northeast. The city of Gisborne is located on the northern shore of the bay. The name is often used by extension to refer to the entire area surrounding the city of Gisborne.

The first European known to have set foot in New Zealand, Captain James Cook, did so here on 7 October 1769 (at which time it was known as Teoneroa). This first meeting led to the deaths of 6 local Maori during skirmishes with the crew. Although he was able to obtain some herbs to ward off scurvy, Cook was unable to gain many of the provisions he and his crew needed at the bay, and for this reason gave it the name Poverty Bay.

Poverty Bay is one of the more fertile areas of New Zealand and famous for its Chardonnay, fruit, vegetables and avocados, with abundant sunshine and fertile alluvial soil.

Read more about Poverty Bay:  Catchment and Sediment Supply, Poverty Bay Massacre

Other articles related to "poverty bay, bay":

Poverty Bay Massacre
... In 1868, Te Kooti, a Maori 'rebel' leader, landed at Whareongaonga Bay, near Young Nick's Head in Poverty Bay, with 300 mostly Hauhau warriors with ...
Barnet Burns - Pākeha-Māori
... In the preceding decades the Ngā Puhi from the Bay of Islands had obtained muskets and made devastating attacks on their southern neighbours ... burnt post tribe, a collection of hapū from the Tokomaru Bay area ... the Ngāi Tāmanuhiri, carried the property for nearly 13 miles (21 km) to Poverty Bay ...
William Williams (bishop) - Tūranga, Poverty Bay Mission
... William, Jane and their family arrived at Tūranga, Poverty Bay on 31 December 1839 ... of Waiapu, basing his diocese in Waerenga-ā-Hika, Poverty Bay, where he established a school to train Māori missionaries ... (Rangitukia 1842–1847), George Kissling (Kawakawa/Te Araroa 1843–46), Charles Baker (Tolaga Bay 1843–61) and Thomas Grace (Tūranga 1850–53) ...

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