Story: Ngāti Maniapoto

Tui Adams discusses boundaries of Te Rohe Pōtae

In this speech, Tui Adams talks about the traditional boundaries of the King Country and Ngāti Maniapoto territory. After referring to the time of the land confiscations in the 19th century, when the King Country or Rohe Pōtae boundary was laid down, he says in this clip:

Nā mai i Aotea, te moana o Aotea, atu ki Horahora. Mai I Horahora, anā ki Wairākei, ki Ātiamuri. Atu i a Ātiamuri ki Taupō, piki tonu i ngā maunga teitei, ngā maunga huka, ki Ruapehu. Taka atu ki tērā taha, ki Waiōuru. Nā, ka huri atu ki Te Hauāuru, ki Whanganui. Nā hoki ake ana au noa ai i te Tai Hauāuru, nā tae noa mai anō hoki ki Aotea.

A translation is:
Commencing from Aotea Harbour, the boundary runs to Horahora. From Horahora, it travels to Wairākei and on to Ātiamuri. From Ātiamuri, it continues on to Taupō and then ascends those lofty and snowy mountains, on to Ruapehu. It then drops down to Waiōuru on the other side there and then turns westwards to Whanganui. It then returns along the west coast, finally returning to Aotea.

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How to cite this page:

Tūhuatahi Tui Adams and Paul Meredith, 'Ngāti Maniapoto - The Māori King movement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 May 2022)

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