Ngāti Mahuta

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Ngāti Mahuta
Iwi of New Zealand
Rohe (location) Waikato

Ngāti Mahuta is a sub-tribe (or hapu) of the Waikato tribe (or iwi) of Māori in the North Island of New Zealand.

Ngāti Mahuta is descended from Mahuta, whose father was Hekemaru.[1] Mahuta's paternal grandparents were Pikiao from the Te Arawa tribe, and Rereiao, a high-born Waikato woman descended from Whatihua.[2] Kaitotehe and nearby Mount Taupiri on the Waikato River were Ngāti Mahuta's headquarters in early years.[2] Pōtatau Te Wherowhero, the paramount chief of Ngāti Mahuta in his time, became the first Māori king.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jones, Pei Te Hurinui; Biggs, Bruce (1995). Nga Iwi o Tainui: The Traditional History of the Tainui People/Nga Koorero Tuku Iho o Nga Tuupuna. Auckland University Press. p. 162. ISBN 1869401190. 
  2. ^ a b Kelly, Leslie G. (1940). "Taupiri pa". The Journal of the Polynesian Society 49 (193): 148–59.