Story: Ngāi Tahu

Tahupōtiki and his descendants

Tahupōtiki and his descendants

All the major descent lines of Ngāi Tahu stem from Tahupōtiki. This whakapapa (genealogical chart) shows the names of two important sub-tribes of Ngāi Tahu – Ngāi Tuhaitara of North Canterbury and Ngāti Kurī of Kaikōura. The ancestors who gave their names to the groups were cousins.

Whakapapa from information provided by Te Maire Tau

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Te Maire Tau, 'Ngāi Tahu - The move south', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 31 January 2023)

Story by Te Maire Tau, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017