Story: Ngāti Kahungunu

Tamahau Mahupuku and the Hikurangi Brass Band (3rd of 3)

Tamahau Mahupuku and the Hikurangi Brass Band

Tamahau Mahupuku was the host of the Māori parliament at Pāpāwai , near Greytown in the Wairarapa. He supported the brass band, which played to thousands who visited the pā, and was renowned as a generous host.

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Mere Whaanga, 'Ngāti Kahungunu - European contact', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 January 2022)

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