Te Tai – Treaty Settlement Stories

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei: identity and mana motuhake

Born in 1825, Tūhaere was baptised around 1840 and given Pāora (Paul) as his Christian name. He succeeded his uncle Apihai Te Kawau as chief of the confederated hapū of Te Taoū, Ngā Oho and Te Uringutu. These hapū became known as Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei during Tūhaere’s leadership.

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Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei are continuously researching their history. This published narrative is done to the best of their knowledge.
First published in 2021 by Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei and Manatū Taonga.
© Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei 2021.