The south-western headland of Akaroa Harbour is named Timutimu. It takes its name from the steep cliffs there.
short stump or
to cut off short, and is perhaps a description of the bluff rising from the sea.
- Louis Vangioni, Māori names & traditions — Points of interest around Akaroa Harbour The Akaroa Mail, 1970
- Louis J. Vangioni; with supplementary notes by D. J. C. Pringle, Old Maori place names around Akaroa Harbour, Akaroa : Akaroa Mail, 1967