Ngāti Mahuta

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Ngāti Mahuta
Iwi of New Zealand
Rohe (region) Waikato

Ngāti Mahuta is a sub-tribe (or hapū) of the Waikato tribe (or iwi) of Māori in the North Island of New Zealand. The territory (rohe) of Ngāti Mahuta is the Kāwhia and Huntly areas of the Waikato region.[1]

Ngāti Mahuta is descended from Mahuta, whose father was Hekemaru.[2] Mahuta's paternal grandparents were Pikiao from the Te Arawa tribe, and Rereiao, a high-born Waikato woman descended from Whatihua.[3] Kaitotehe and nearby Mount Taupiri on the Waikato River were Ngāti Mahuta's headquarters in early years.[3] Pōtatau Te Wherowhero, the paramount chief of Ngāti Mahuta in his time, became the first Māori king.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ngāti Mahuta". Te Aka Online Māori Dictionary. Retrieved 29 May 2016. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ a b Kelly, Leslie G. (1940). "Taupiri pa". The Journal of the Polynesian Society. 49 (193): 148–59.