Monday, September 13, 2010

The People of Marutuaha

A wonderful artice available online at the New Zealand Herald Newspaper

The people of the Marutuahu confederation treasure their centuries-old relationship with Tamaki Makaurau though their rohe (tribal area) is much larger. The closely related and autonomous Marutuahu iwi, comprising Ngati Paoa, Ngati Maru, Ngati Whanaunga and Ngati Tamatera, express their rohe in the pepeha (tribal saying) "mai Matakana ki Matakana" - from Matakana Island (near Tauranga in the south) to Matakana (near Leigh in the north).

Including photo of the Hotunui meeting house, that proudly sits in the Auckland Museum

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