Story: Muriwhenua tribes

Ngātokimatawhaorua canoe replica

Ngātokimatawhaorua canoe replica

Te Aupōuri and Te Rarawa trace their descent from a number of canoes including Matawhaorua, Kurahaupō, Māhuhu-ki-te-rangi, Māmari and Tinana. Ngātokimatawhaorua was captained by Nukutawhiti. This replica Ngātokimatawhaorua canoe was constructed in 1940 to commemorate the centenary of the Treaty of Waitangi.

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Rāwiri Taonui, 'Muriwhenua tribes - Te Aupōuri and Te Rarawa', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 March 2023)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 22 Mar 2017