Story: Taranaki places

Ōwae marae, Waitara

Ōwae marae, Waitara

Ōwae – Te Āti Awa’s central marae – stands within the earthworks of the ancient , Manukorihi. On 27 June 1936 two memorials were unveiled there to Te Āti Awa doctor and politician Māui Pōmare – the carved house Te Ika-roa-a-Māui (left) and a marble statue of Pōmare (right).

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Ron Lambert, 'Taranaki places - Waitara and the northern coast', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 12 August 2022)

Story by Ron Lambert, updated 1 Sep 2016