Ngāti Pāoa

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Ngāti Pāoa
Iwi of New Zealand
Hauraki Gulf
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Rohe (region) Hauraki
Waka (canoe) Tainui

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.[1][2]

Ngāti Pāoa is one of five tribes of the Marutūāhu confederation, the others being Ngāti Maru, Ngāti Rongoū, Ngāti Tamaterā and Ngāti Whanaunga. The Marutūāhu tribes are all descended from Marutūāhu, a son of Hotunui, who is said to have arrived in New Zealand on the Tainui canoe. The Marutūāhu tribes are therefore part of the Tainui group of tribes. The Marutūāhu confederation is also part of the Hauraki collective of tribes.[2]


Early history[edit]

Ngāti Pāoa is descended from Pāoa, whose father was Hekemaru.[3] Pāoa's paternal grandparents were Pikiao from the Te Arawa tribe, and Rereiao, a high-born Waikato woman descended from Whatihua.[4]

Paoa moved from Kaitotehe, near Taupiri in the central Waikato, to Hauraki, where he married Tukutuku, a granddaughter of Tamaterā. Pāoa was the brother of Mahuta, from whom Ngāti Mahuta is descended.[4]

Modern history[edit]

In 2018 the tribe supported the Ngāti Whātua-o-Ōrākei tribe, in their legal case in the Supreme Court.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Te Puni Kōkiri iwi profile". Te Puni Kōkiri, New Zealand Government. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
  2. ^ a b Royal, Te Ahukaramū Charles. "Te Ara iwi profile". Te Ara: The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 29 May 2017.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ a b Kelly, Leslie G. (1940). "Taupiri pa". The Journal of the Polynesian Society. 49 (193): 148–59.
  5. ^ "Ngāti Paoa support Supreme Court fight for Mana Whenua". Scoop. 24 May 2018. Retrieved 29 May 2018.

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