E rua ngaa marae, kotahi te Iwi – Ngaati Koroki Kahukura
Pātai Te Ao Māori
Ngaati Koroki Kahukura are kaitiaki of lands and waters that span from their ancestral mountain, Maungatautari, to their tupuna awa, Waikato, including areas of national significance such as Cambridge (Te Oko Horoi a Taawhiao) and Karaapiro, the site of the last intra-iwi battle of Taumata Wiiwii in the 1800s.
Encompassing two marae, Maungatautari and Pohara, our tupuna, Te Kaapo Clarke, said the following words in reference to Ngaati Koroki Kahukura and its identity: “E rua ngaa marae, kotahi te iwi.” The proposed book fills a gap in the literature about iwi and hapuu identity in the wider Waikato region. This research addresses a growing desire and need to bring to light and regenerate the origins, whakapapa, and histories of marae, hapuu and iwi.