Ngāti Whanaunga

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

Ngāti Whanaunga is a Māori iwi (tribe) of the Coromandel Peninsula in New Zealand, descended from Whanaunga, the third son of Marutūāhu.[1]

It is one of five tribes of the Marutūāhu confederation, the others being Ngāti Maru, Ngāti Paoa, Ngāti Rongoū and Ngāti Tamaterā.[1] 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.

Nga Iwi FM serves Marutūahu from the iwi of Ngāti Whanaunga, Ngāti Tamaterā, Ngāti Rongoū, Ngāti Maru and Ngāti Pāoa, and other Hauraki residents from Te Patukirikiri, Ngāti Hako, Ngāti Huarere, Ngāti Hei, Ngāi Tai, Ngāti Pūkenga and Ngāti Rāhiri.[2] It was set up Paeroa on 9 March 1990 to cover local events and promote Māori language.[3][4] It expanded its reach to the Coromandel Peninsula, Hauraki Gulf and Huntly in mid-1991.[5] The station is available on 92.2 FM on Coromandel Peninsula, 99.5 FM in Paeroa, and 92.4 FM across the Hauraki Plains to Miranda and Huntly.[6]

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  1. ^ a b Royal, Te Ahukaramū Charles (2 September 2011). "Marutūahu tribes". Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 9 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Mātou / About Us". Ngaiwi FM. Te Reo Irirangi o Pare Hauraki. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "Nga Iwi FM". Nga Iwi. Nga Iwi. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  4. ^ Staff writer (3 February 2015). "Celebrate 25 Years with Iwi Radio Station". Fairfax New Zealand. Hauraki Herald. 
  5. ^ "Paeroa". Welcome to the Radio Vault. New Zealand: The Radio Vault. 23 July 2009. Archived from the original on 27 August 2009. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  6. ^ "Iwi Radio Coverage" (PDF). maorimedia.co.nz. Māori Media Network. 2007. Retrieved 14 June 2015.