Story: Volcanic Plateau region

Tāpeka meeting house

Tāpeka meeting house

The meeting house Tāpeka, at Waihī, is a principal house for Ngāti Tūwharetoa and its hapū (sub-tribe) Ngāti Turumākina. The three figures on the front of the house represent the three sons of paramount chief Herea Te Heuheu Tūkino, including Mananui and Iwikau, who both succeeded him.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Volcanic Plateau region - Overview', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 March 2023)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 May 2015