Some Ngāti Raukawa migrated to Horowhenua in the early 1820s. They settled between the Rangitīkei River and the Kukutauaki Stream. This district is referred to as ‘Mai i Waitapu ki Rangataua mai i Mīria-te-kakara ki Kukutauaki’ – meaning, ‘from Waitapu to Rangataua [two streams flowing into the Rangitīkei River], and from Mīria-te-kakara [a location in the Rangitīkei River] to Kukutauaki’.
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