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Kurupō Tāreha, around 1911

Kurupō Tāreha, around 1911

From a chiefly Hawke's Bay family, Kurupō Tāreha of Ngāti Kahungunu enjoyed the land, income and leisure to dedicate himself to golf. His family gave land to form the Napier Golf Links, where he is shown about 1911. On this course, also known as Waiōhiki, Tāreha won the New Zealand Amateur Championship in 1903.

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Garry Ahern, 'Golf - Changing face of golf', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 September 2022)

Story by Garry Ahern, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Sep 2016