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Tuitahi pā site

Tuitahi pā site

This is the Tuitahi site, near Ōtorohanga, seen from the air. The Ngāti Maniapoto ancestor Maniapoto lived at this pā. According to F. L. Phillips, author of The landmarks of Tainui / Nga tohu a Tainui, it is the only pā of Maniapoto's not to have been destroyed by land development.

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Reference: F. L. Phillips, Nga Tohu a Tainui: Landmarks of Tainui, NZ. Otorohanga: Tohu Publishers, 1989. p 31

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Kerryn Pollock, 'King Country region - Māori settlement and occupation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/34840/tuitahi-pa-site (accessed 20 June 2019)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, updated 30 Mar 2015