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Ngāti Pāoa is a Māori iwi (tribe) of the Hauraki region of New Zealand. Its traditional lands stretch from the western side of the Hauraki Plains to Auckland. They also settled on Hauraki Gulf islands such as Waiheke.
Ngati Paoa is the main Mana-whenua of Pare Waikato Pare Hauraki and Pare Tamaki Makaurau. Throughout many regions Ngati Paoa has strong connection to its lands and waters Paoa ki uta Paoa ki tai Paoa ki tua hoea te waka mo ake tonu atu
Paoa first wife was Tauhakari. They had two sons Toapoto, Toawhana and a daughter Koura and they lived prosperous in Kaitotehe.
Paoa moved from Kaitotehe, near Taupiri in the central Waikato, to Hauraki, where he married Tukutuku, a granddaughter of Tamaterā. Pāoa had a second family in the Hauraki with Tukutuku. Haora Tipa Koinaki the oldest son and Horowhenua their second son.
In 2019 NGATI PAOA Pare Waikato Pare Hauraki Pare Tamaki Paoa Ki Uta Paoa Ki Tai Paoa Ki Te Rangi Hoea Te Waka Mo Ake Tonu Atu.
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