Story: Ngāi Tūhoe

The pā of Tūhoe-pōtiki

The pā of Tūhoe-pōtiki

Tūhoe-pōtiki was the founding ancestor of Ngāi Tūhoe. This photograph shows the site of his , Ngā Taumata, which is marked by a strip of grass in the centre of the photograph, surrounded by bush. Tūhoe-pōtiki and his two elder brothers and sister lived in Rūātoki, about 20 miles inland from the coast. The brothers fought over their cultivations; Tūhoe defeated his elder brother and claimed the land for himself and his descendants.

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Rangi McGarvey, 'Ngāi Tūhoe - Toroa and Tūhoe-pōtiki', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 January 2022)

Story by Rangi McGarvey, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017