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Takapuwahia, also known as Porirua Pa, is the oldest settlement of Porirua City in the lower North Island of New Zealand.

In the 1850s Takapuwahia had a population of over 250 Māori people who had come from Taupo, now known as Plimmerton. In 1889, the settlement became the primary home to Ngāti Toarangatira and in 1910 a school was built there.[1]


  1. ^ "Historic site: Takapuwahia Village". pcc.govt.nz. Retrieved 2013-04-30. 

Coordinates: 35°11′S 173°42′E / 35.183°S 173.700°E / -35.183; 173.700