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Ngā pūmanawa e waru

Ngā pūmanawa e waru

This monument, known as the Arawa soldiers’ memorial, includes carvings of ‘Ngā pūmanawa e waru’, the eight beating hearts of Te Arawa – a reference to the eight children of the ancestor Rangitihi, from whom Te Arawa tribes trace their descent. It stands in the Government Gardens in Rotorua and is a tribute to the participation of the tribes in the First World War.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Volcanic Plateau region - Māori traditions – from Maketū to Tongariro', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 June 2024)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 May 2015