Story: Māori housing – te noho whare

Mākōtukutuku wharepuni

Mākōtukutuku wharepuni

Mākōtukutuku wharepuni (sleeping house) at Te Papa Tongarewa, New Zealand's national museum, is a reconstruction of a 16th-century design and was built by Ngāti Hinewaka. It is similar to dwellings in Polynesia and the model for subsequent wharepuni. 

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How to cite this page:

Ben Schrader, 'Māori housing – te noho whare - Wharepuni to European house', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 3 July 2022)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 5 Sep 2013