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Nga Korero Onamata

Uiraroa Marae

Uiraroa is the name of the marae and the ancestral house of Ngati Nuku and Ngai Tamawera hapu. She is the daughter of Kuraroa and Haurangi. Uiraroa is a direct descendant of the waka Takitimu. Our tipuna Uiraroa was raised at Matahiwi Marae in Hastings. There she lived before meeting and marrying Awanuiarangi II. From them derive the descendants of Ngati Awa.

Uiraroa Wananga

Matahiwi Marae, Hastings

Together they had six children, Awaheinui, Rongotangiawa, Tuteiere, Rakaumoana, Rakeiuekaha and Kawekino. Awanuiarangi and Uiraroa settled at Rakeihopukia Pa along the banks of the Rangitaiki river in Te Teko.

Uiraroa te Tipuna Whare 20 December 2008