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Rangiteaorere waharoa

Rangiteaorere waharoa

This waharoa (carved gateway) at Tikitere (Hell's Gate) near Rotorua represents Rangiteaorere. He was the eponymous ancestor of Ngāti Rangiteaorere, one of the iwi of the Te Arawa confederation. Rangiteaorere is one of a number of ancestors who grew up without their fathers and later went to find them.

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Cindy Kiro, 'Ngā mātua – Māori parenting - Parenting in tradition and history', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/29205/rangiteaorere-waharoa (accessed 17 February 2019)

Story by Cindy Kiro, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Jun 2017