Ngāti Mahuta

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Ngāti Mahuta
Iwi of New Zealand
Rohe (region)Waikato

Ngāti Mahuta is a sub-tribe (or hapū) of the Waikato tribe (or iwi) of Māori in the North Island of New Zealand. The territory (rohe) of Ngāti Mahuta is the Kāwhia and Huntly areas of the Waikato region.[1][2][3]

Ngāti Mahuta is descended from Mahuta, whose father was Hekemaru.[4] Mahuta's paternal grandparents were Pikiao from the Te Arawa tribe, and Rereiao, a high-born Waikato woman descended from Whatihua.[5] Kaitotehe and nearby Mount Taupiri on the Waikato River were Ngāti Mahuta's headquarters in early years.[5] Pōtatau Te Wherowhero, the paramount chief of Ngāti Mahuta in his time, became the first Māori king.[3]

Marae and wharenui[edit]

The are 19 marae (meeting ground) affiliated with Ngāti Mahuta. Most include a wharenui (meeting house).

Māngere[edit]

There is 1 marae in Māngere affiliated with the iwi:

  • Te Puea marae and Te Puea wharenui on Miro Street in Māngere Bridge[2]

Te Kauwhata[edit]

There are 3 marae near Te Kauwhata affiliated with the iwi:

  • Ōkarea marae and Pokaiwhenua wharenui on Jamieson Road in Waerenga
  • Taniwha marae and Me Whakatupu ki te Hua o te Rengarenga marae on McGovern Road in Waeranga
  • Matahuru Papakainga marae on Tahuna Road in Ōhinewa[2]

Huntly[edit]

There are 4 marae in and around the Huntly township affiliated with the iwi:

  • Kaitumutumu marae and Ruateateam wharenui on Ohaki Road
  • Te Ōhākī marae and Te Ōhākī a Te Puea wharenui on Te Ōhakī Road in Te Ōhakī
  • Te Kauri marae and Karaka wharenui on Hetherington Road
  • Waahi marae and Tāne i te Pupuke wharenui on Harris Road[2]

Ngāruawahia[edit]

There are 3 marae in and around Ngāruawahia and Taupiri affiliated with the iwi:

  • Taupiri marae, including Pani Ora and Te Puna Tangata wharenui, on Kainui Road in Taupiri
  • Waikeri – Tangirau marae on Ngaruawahia Road in Ngāruawāhia
  • Tūrangawaewae marae, including Mahinaarangi - Turongo wharenui, on River Road in Ngāruawāhia[2]

Te Awamutu[edit]

There is 1 marae near Te Awamutu affiliated with the iwi:

  • Te Kōpua marae and Ko Unu wharenui on Morgan Road in Pokuru[2]

Aotea Harbour[edit]

There are 3 marae around Aotea Harbour affiliated with the iwi:

  • Mōtakotako (Taruke) marae and Te Ōhākī a Mahuta wharenui on Phillips Road in Aotea
  • Te Papatapu (Te Wehi) marae and Pare Whakarukuruku wharenui on Te Papatapu Road in Aotea
  • Te Tihi o Moerangi marae and Te Tihi o Moerangi wharenui on Kāwhia Road in Makomako[2]

Kāwhia Harbour[edit]

There are 4 marae around Kāwhia Harbour affiliated with the iwi:

  • Maketū marae and Auau ki te Rangi wharenui on Kaora Street in Kāwhia
  • Ōkapu marae and Te Kotahitanga o Ngāti Te Weehi wharenui on Aotea Road in Kāwhia
  • Āruka marae and Tahaaroa wharenui on Āruka Marae Road in Taharoa
  • Te Kōraha marae and Te Ōhākī wharenui on Taharoa Road in Taharoa[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ngāti Mahuta". Te Aka Online Māori Dictionary. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Te Puni Kōkiri iwi profile". tkm.govt.nz. Te Puni Kōkiri, New Zealand Government. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
  3. ^ a b Royal, Te Ahukaramū Charles. "Te Ara iwi profile". Te Ara: The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 29 May 2017.
  4. ^ Jones, Pei Te Hurinui; Biggs, Bruce (1995). Nga Iwi o Tainui: The Traditional History of the Tainui People/Nga Koorero Tuku Iho o Nga Tuupuna. Auckland University Press. p. 162. ISBN 1869401190.
  5. ^ a b Kelly, Leslie G. (1940). "Taupiri pa". The Journal of the Polynesian Society. 49 (193): 148–59.