Story: Ngāpuhi

Pouērua pā

Pouērua pā

Rāhiri is the founding ancestor of Ngāpuhi. Hokianga traditions say that Rāhiri’s first wife, Āhuaiti, came from this large , Pouērua, near Kaikohe, and that she left after a dispute. However, the traditions of her people say that the two were married at Pouērua and that Rāhiri was the one who left.

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Rāwiri Taonui, 'Ngāpuhi - Ancestors', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/402/pouerua-pa (accessed 24 May 2019)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 3 Mar 2017