Kōrero: King Country region

Maniapoto

Maniapoto

Maniapoto is the eponymous ancestor of the King Country's main iwi, Ngāti Maniapoto. He was a descendant of Hoturoa, the captain of the Tainui waka, and lived in the 17th century. This is a carving of Maniapoto in the meeting house Te Kohaarua, at Maniaroa marae, near Awakino. In his later years Maniapoto lived in a cave called Te Ana-uriuri in Waitomo – the carving depicts him within that cave.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'King Country region - Māori settlement and occupation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/34839/maniapoto (accessed 7 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Kerryn Pollock, updated 30 Mar 2015