Story: Ngāti Kahungunu

Carved wall post of Taraia and Te Huki

Carved wall post of Taraia and Te Huki

The upper figure of this wall post depicts Taraia, who established the tribe of Ngāti Kahungunu at Hawke’s Bay. The lower figure is Te Huki, a direct descendant of Kahungunu and Rongomaiwahine. The post is in Te Whare-o-te-Rangi at Te Aute College, south of Hastings – the area where Te Huki’s descendants still live.

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Mere Whaanga, 'Ngāti Kahungunu - Ngāti Kahungunu become established', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 May 2021)

Story by Mere Whaanga, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 3 Mar 2017