Te Puke Te Ao

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Parliament of New Zealand
Years Term Electorate Party
1884–1886 9th Western Maori Independent

Te Puke Te Ao (1834 – 28 October 1886) was a 19th-century Māori member of the House of Representatives.

Te Ao was a chief of the Ngāti Raukawa tribe. Early in his life, he was converted by missionaries. Te Ao was a sheep farmer at Otaki on the Kapiti Coast.[1]

He represented the Western Maori electorate from 1884 when he defeated Wiremu Te Wheoro, to 1886 when he died.[2] He was related to Ropata Te Ao,[1] who represented the Western Maori electorate from 1893 to 1896.[2]


  1. ^ a b Scholefield, Guy, ed. (1940). A Dictionary of New Zealand Biography : A–L (PDF). I. Wellington: Department of Internal Affairs. p. 17. Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. p. 180. OCLC 154283103. 
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Wiremu Te Wheoro
Member of Parliament for Western Maori
Succeeded by
Hoani Taipua