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Te Kaupapa

Ngāti Pūkenga has a very unique whakapapa as we are not the product of one ancestral line or waka like other iwi. We have had multiple names and extensive holdings from coast to coast.

We come from a long line of great leaders and renowned warriors who fought for our own people as well as others. We traversed the Pacific and these lands of Aotearoa to answer the call of our relations and allies. Marriage and shared living brought us together to solidify those alliances and forever combine bloodlines.

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Quick Facts

Brave Curiosity

Our story does not begin in Tauranga Moana nor does it begin in New Zealand.

Ngāti Pūkenga

As time passes, identity evolves as a community is faced with new challenges, new opportunities, new people and new places. Ngāti Pūkenga’s history spans the greatest ocean in the world, and is woven of various genealogical, political and social threads.

Migration

There were multiple migrations or influxes of Pacific peoples to New Zealand through out our histories.

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Te Tua Uriuri

A time of magic, shape shifting and wonder.

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Te Tua Whakatere

A time of traversing the great oceans and exploration/expansion in Aotearoa.

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Te Tua Whakaheke

A time of change, adaption and rebellion.

Tātai Kōrero

Explore our collection of histories here. We have broken up the histories into 3 categories.

Te Tua Uriuri -in the time of Hawaiki, prior to arriving in Aotearoa.

Te Tua Whakatere - in the time of the Mataatua and Te Arawa waka travelling to Aotearoa and settlement.

Te Tua Whakaheke - in the time of European arrival to Aotearoa to our current times.

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Nohoanga

We acknowledge 6 main dwellings of Ngāti Pūkenga to incorporate those of our initial settlement in Aotearoa and those of the more recent histories.

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Owhakatoro

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Matatā & Manawahē

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Ngāpeke

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Pakikaikutu

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Wāhi

Explore freely or search for specific significant sites of Ngāti Pūkenga histories here. Expand your search across the Pacific Ocean or narrow to a pā ahi kā or awa in Aotearoa.

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Reo

Waiata

Want help to learn waiata of the region? Let us help eliminate some of those obstacles. We have video and audio recording for you. Explore the stories behind the waiata and lyrics.

Whakataukī / Whakatauākī

Want to enrich your life with poetic proverbs and metaphors? We have a selection here to help you do just that.

Tauparapara

Want some quick saying to have in your pocket? Māori have many quick fire sayings for every occasion. Add some to your vocab today!

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Kete Ako

Looking for supplementary learning activities, inspiration or want to see what others are doing to learn about Ngāti Pūkenga histories? Check out the pages and links below.
Ngāti Pūkenga Iwi, Ahi Kā, Kaiako kāinga

Kaiako sharing their journey of learning and how they are explored in their learning environments.

Ngāti Pūkenga Iwi, Ahi Kā, Worksheet Collection kāinga

A collection of all worksheets and pdf’s available across the site.

Ngāti Pūkenga Iwi, Ahi Kā, Teacher Gallery kāinga

A space to share photos of teacher and student work.