Kōrero: Te Pōtangaroa, Pāora

The carved house Nga Tau e Waru

The carved house Nga Tau e Waru

In 1878 prophet Paora Te Potangaroa inspired the hapu of upper Wairarapa to build a large carved house at Te Ore Ore; when it opened in 1881 he called it Nga Tau e Waru (The Eight Years) to ridicule rival prophet Te Kere's prediction that it would take eight years to build.

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Angela Ballara and Keith Cairns. 'Te Pōtangaroa, Pāora', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1990. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/mi/biographies/1t57/te-potangaroa-paora (accessed 13 August 2020)