Tūrangawaewae marae at Ngāruawāhia is the seat of the Māori King movement, which developed in the 1850s to unify Māori and protect their land. Tūrangawaewae – literally ‘a place to stand’ – was built in the 1920s under the direction of Te Puea Hērangi, granddaughter of the second Māori king.
Listen to a Roadside Story about Tūrangawaewae. Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides to places around New Zealand.
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