Story: Waikato tribes

Haurua monument

Haurua monument

At Haurua, just south of Ōtorohanga, this memorial stone records a meeting between Pōtatau Te Wherowhero and his Ngāti Maniapoto relatives in 1857. They gave their approval for him to accept the offer of kingship.

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Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, 'Waikato tribes - The King movement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 May 2022)

Story by Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017