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Wairaka marae, Whakatāne

Wairaka marae, Whakatāne

Some of the descendants of Wairaka (daughter of the captain of Mataatua, Toroa) became the Ngāti Awa iwi. This marae (also known as Te Whare o Toroa) is at Whakatāne.

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Rāwiri Taonui, 'Canoe traditions - Canoes of Bay of Plenty', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 July 2024)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 8 Feb 2005