Story: Ngāti Maniapoto

Tom Roa talks about Maniapoto

Tom Roa of Ngāti Matakore recites the whakapapa (genealogy) of his ancestor Maniapoto.

He says:
Mō tōku tupuna mō Maniapoto. Ko Tūrongo i wawaea ki tē Tai Rāwhiti. Ko Māhinaarangi tēnā, ā, ko Raukawa. Ka moe i a Raukawa ko Tūrongoihi, ka puta ki waho ko Rereahu. Te moenga tuatahi o Rereahu ko Te Ihingarangi, ko ngā tuākana ērā o roto i a Ngāti Raukawa, i a Ngāti Hauā. Heoi anō mōku ake, mō Maniapoto. Te moenga o Rereahu i tana wahine tuarua, ko Hineaupounamu, ā, ko au ko Maniapoto, tēnā koutou katoa.

A translation is:
With reference to my ancestor Maniapoto: Tūrongo journeyed to the East Coast to Māhinaarangi and from their union was born Raukawa. Raukawa married Tūrongoihi and begat Rereahu. Te Ihingārangi is the offspring of Rereahu’s first marriage, from whom descend those of our senior relatives within Ngāti Raukawa and Ngati Hauā. However as for me, my association lies with Maniapoto. Rereahu’s second wife was Hineaupounamu and they begat me; Maniapoto. I greet you.

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Tūhuatahi Tui Adams and Paul Meredith, 'Ngāti Maniapoto - Lineage, lands and settlements', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/3867/tom-roa-talks-about-maniapoto (accessed 15 August 2020)

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