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 pā, 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 18 May 2021)

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