Story: Te Tau Ihu tribes

Page 6. Kurahaupō tribes of Te Tau Ihu

Ngāti Kuia, Rangitāne o Wairau and Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō are the three tribes in Te Tau Ihu who trace their descent from the Kurahaupō canoe. They supplied these stories about their history and traditions.

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Ngāti Kuia

Ngāti Kuia

Ngāti Kuia’s founding ancestor Matua Hautere came to Te Waipounamu in his waka Te Hoiere.

Rangitāne o Wairau

Rangitāne o Wairau

Led by the chief Te Huataki, Rangitāne people migrated south from the Wairarapa and settled in the Wairau area.

Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō

Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō

Named for their journey towards the setting sun, Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō migrated from the North Island to settle around Te Tau Ihu.

How to cite this page:

Hilary Mitchell and John Mitchell, 'Te Tau Ihu tribes - Kurahaupō tribes of Te Tau Ihu', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/te-tau-ihu-tribes/page-6 (accessed 15 October 2019)

Story by Hilary Mitchell and John Mitchell, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 22 Mar 2017