Te Roroa

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Te Roroa
Iwi of New Zealand
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Rohe (location) Northland

Te Roroa is a Māori iwi from the region between the Kaipara Harbour and the Hokianga Harbour in Northland, New Zealand. They are part of the Ngāti Whātua confederation of tribes.[1]

In the early 19th century Te Roroa fought a series of wars with Ngāpuhi. In 1807 or 1808, following earlier battles, the Ngāpuhi chief Pokaia led a campaign against Te Roroa. Te Roroa, led by their chief Tāoho, and their Ngāti Whātua allies led by Murupaenga ambushed and defeated the Ngāpuhi forces in the Te Kai-a-te-karoro battle at Moremonui.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Taonui, Rāwiri (22 September 2012). "Ngāti Whātua - Origins". Te Ara – the Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 24 May 2015. 
  2. ^ Ballara, Angela (30 October 2012). "Murupaenga". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Te Ara – the Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 24 May 2015. 

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