Story: Ngāti Porou

Tukutuku panel depicting Toi

Tukutuku panel depicting Toi

Porourangi’s descendants expanded their influence through conflicts with neighbouring tribes, most of whom were also descended from Toi. This woven tukutuku image of Toi (second from left) is in the Whitirēia meeting house at Whāngārā, near Gisborne.

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Tamati Muturangi Reedy, 'Ngāti Porou - Toi descendants', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 December 2023)

Story by Tamati Muturangi Reedy, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017