Story: Ngāti Porou

Apanui Ringamutu

Apanui Ringamutu

The influence of Porourangi’s descendants spread when Hauiti ousted his brothers Taua and Māhaki from Ūawa (Tolaga Bay) after a dispute over fish. Taua went north-west and fathered Apanui Waipapa, whose grandson, Apanui Ringamutu, became the founding ancestor of Te Whānau-ā-Apanui. This depiction of Apanui Ringamutu is from the marae at the national museum, Te Papa, and was carved by Cliff Whiting.

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Tamati Muturangi Reedy, 'Ngāti Porou - Toi descendants', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 August 2022)

Story by Tamati Muturangi Reedy, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017