Ngāti Maru (Taranaki)

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Ngāti Maru
Iwi of New Zealand
Rohe NgatiMaru.png
Rohe (location) Taranaki
Waka (canoe) Aotea, Tokomaru, Tainui
Website ngatimaru.co.nz

Ngāti Maru is a Māori iwi of inland Taranaki in New Zealand. They are descended from Maruwharanui, a son of Hotunui. Te Upoko o te Whenua Marae is the iwi's marae near Tarata.[1] The iwi has two trusts, Te Runanga o Ngati Maru (Taranaki) Trust (which replaced Ngati Maru Wharanui Pukehou Trust) and Ngati Maru (Taranaki) Fisheries Trust.[2] The settlement of Purangi is within their area.[1]

Another iwi named Ngāti Maru is based in Thames (Hauraki). They are descended from Maruwharanui's brother Marutūāhu. The descendants of a third brother, Marukōpiri, settled on the Whanganui river.

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  1. ^ a b "Maori history". New Plymouth District Council. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Background information". Ngati Maru (Taranaki). Ngati Maru o Taranaki. 22 October 2008. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 

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