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Wairaka marae, Whakatāne

Wairaka marae, Whakatāne

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

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Rāwiri Taonui, 'Canoe traditions - Canoes of the Bay of Plenty', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 3 December 2022)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 8 Feb 2005