The conquest of Auckland by Ngāti Whātua really began when Te Wai-o-Hua leader, Kiwi Tāmaki, was killed at Paruroa (Big Muddy Creek) in Manukau Harbour, by Waha-akiaki about 1741. A part of Te Taoū under Tūperiri established themselves on the isthmus and became known as Ngāti Whātua-o-Ōrākei.
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