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Tribal groups in Taranaki

Tribal groups in Taranaki

Ngāti Tama is based along the northern Taranaki coast, and Ngāti Mutunga around Urenui. The inland Waitara River valley is the traditional home of Ngāti Maru, while Te Āti Awa is found along the coast between Waitara and Ōakura. Taranaki occupies the western slopes of the mountain, and Ngā Ruahine Rangi the southern slopes. Along the plain, continuing south-east towards Whanganui, are the lands of Ngāti Ruanui and Ngā Rauru.

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Ron Lambert, 'Taranaki region - Early settlers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 February 2024)

Story by Ron Lambert, updated 1 Aug 2015