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Ōtuataua stonefields, Māngere

Ōtuataua stonefields, Māngere

Te Wai-o-Hua, descended from the Te Arawa tribe Ngā Oho, were the main tribe on the Tāmaki isthmus until the mid 18th century. They were responsible for the Ōtuataua stonefields in Māngere, and some Te Wai-o-Hua still live close by. The stonefields were a sophisticated system of gardening, designed to create warm microclimates for growing semi-tropical plants.

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Rāwiri Taonui, 'Tāmaki tribes - The tribes of Tāmaki', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 January 2023)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 22 Mar 2017