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Ripene Wharekawa (1866-1968).

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Ngāti Ranginui Deed of Settlement (21 June 2012).
Ngāti Ranginui signed a Treaty of Waitangi Deed of Settlement with the the Crown on 21 June 2012, the 148th
A list of Tauranga place names and translations put together by Maori services and the Takawaenga unit for Te Wiki
Te Awanui Waka at Maungatapu Pā (1973).
In 1973 the new dining hall Te Aotakawhaki was opened at Maungatapu Pā. The occasion was officiated by the Labour
One of the most often recounted stories of the Land Wars of the 1860s is that of the battle of
Te Aouru Ruby Smith (1923-2007) .
In 1993 the Local History Staff of Tauranga District Libraries (as it was called then) compiled a booklet Mana Wahine
Naisie Rihi Elizabeth Ngatoko (1934-1992).
In 1993 the Local History Staff of Tauranga District Libraries (as it was called then) compiled a booklet Mana Wahine
Kimi Reweti Ngatai (1904-1989).
In 1993 the Local History Staff of Tauranga District Libraries (as it was called then) compiled a booklet Mana Wahine
Ani Kuka (1840-1942).
In 1993 the Local History Staff of Tauranga District Libraries (as it was called then) compiled a booklet Mana Wahine
Ripene Wharekawa (1866-1968).
In 1993 the Local History Staff of Tauranga District Libraries (as it was called then) compiled a booklet Mana Wahine
Ko Mauao te Maunga by Duane Moyle (2008) .
There was once a hill with no name among the many hills and ravines on the edge of the forests
Map: Tauranga Moana.
The tribe called Ngati Ha, who drove the ancestors of Ngaiterangi from Tawhitirahi, were later known as Ngati Pukenga. They
Te Manuwhakahoro (Birds or Kites Made to Fall) by Duane Moyle (2010).
Some time after the Battle of Kokowai, Te Kumikumi of the Waitaha people (near Te Puke) was killed by a
Te Ika Hui Rua a Hikapa.
After the Battle of the Kokowai when Ngaiterangi pushed Waitaha and Ngati Ranginui out of the great pa on Maunganui,
Te Pakanga o Kokowai (The Battle of Kokowai) c1700 by Duane Moyle (2010).
The Battle of the Kokowai was a major battle fought between the Ngaiterangi and Ngati Ranginui iwi (tribes) which saw
Map: Te Heke o Rangihouhiri.
Whakatane was the territory of Ngati Awa, who had a strong pa called Papaka on the hill above the present
The ancestors of Ngaiterangi of Tauranga Moana once lived in the Opotiki area. Their pa was Tawhitirahi, set on high
Te Aroha means love and caring. That seems a very strange name to give to a mountain, a high, bush-covered
There once lived at Te Kaha, in the eastern Bay of Plenty, a group of people whose chief was called
At the entrance to Tauranga Harbour, at the foot of Maunganui, there is a rock in the water called Te
Raumati lived at Katikati, in the area now known as Bowentown. His mother was of Ngamarama, the tangata whenua, and
This song also has another message. If you tangle with us, if you want to scrap with us, it will
The canoe Takitimu arrived off Tirikawa, North Rock, at the base of the mountain Mauao, which we now call Maunganui,
Tainui Te Waka, Hoturoa Te Ariki.
 Archived version here. Papaki kau ana ngā tai o Mauao I whakanukunukuhia, i whakanekenekehia, I whiua reretia e Hotu, a
Raropua was a pa at Te Puna at the end of Tangitu Road. This was the pa of Tutereinga, son
In the rugged forests of Hautere in a settlement called Kotare, there once lived two hapu of Ngamarama, the old
Map: Tuhua (Mayor Island).
The ancient people of Tūhua were patupaiarehe, people with magical powers. When the Hawaiki people settled on Tūhua, the tangata
Map: Taurikura (Tauranga).
Long ago there was a village called Kahakaharoa in the Omanawa district. The village was on the cliff tops at
How the waterfall Te Rere i Oturu got it's name.
There is a tributary of the Wairoa River, called Ruangarara, which flows into the main stream from behind the Minden.
The taniwha Te Pura lives on a bend in the Wairoa River. In Māori mythology, taniwha live in deep pools
In Māori tradition, the fearsome Maero (or Mohoao) are wild, violent men with long, bony fingers, hairy and unkempt with
Map: Nga Motu (Tauranga).
There are two little islands, little bits of land sitting on the mudflats within the boundaries of the City of
Nga Roimata o Mangatawa (The Tears of Mangatawa) by Duane Moyle (2010).
Te Waiū-o-Te-Tohorā (the breast milk of the whale) is the name of a spring of white water associated with hills
Tuhua is the name for obsidian, a hard black rock sometimes called volcanic glass, which can be broken into sharp
Compiled by Evelyn Stokes, Occasional Paper No. 9, Centre for Maori Studies and Research, University of Waikato. October 1980. This
Korero Mauao.
The most well known legend of the western Bay of Plenty is the story of how Mauao (Maunganui) was named.