Story: Ngāti Maniapoto

The ancestor Rereahu

The ancestor Rereahu

Rereahu chose Maniapoto, his son by a second marriage, to succeed him as chief rather than Te Ihingaarangi, his eldest son by his first marriage. Some of Te Ihingaarangi’s people still live in Ōtorohanga as Ngāti Te Ihingaarangi. Photographed around 1900, this carving of Rereahu is on the front post of Te Tokanganui-a-noho marae at Te Kūiti.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Cussen Collection (PAColl-4069)
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Tūhuatahi Tui Adams and Paul Meredith, 'Ngāti Maniapoto - The ancestor Maniapoto', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 May 2022)

Story by Tūhuatahi Tui Adams and Paul Meredith, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 22 Mar 2017