PUNGAREHU

PUNGAREHU

PUNGAREHU Pungarehu is located roughly 20 km north of Whanganui, just off State Highway 4. Its principal hapū is Ngāti Tuera of the iwi Te  ti Haunui-a-Pāpārangi. The marae wharenui is named Maranganui Tuarua. The marae connects ancestrally to the waka Aotea, the...
PARIKINO

PARIKINO

PARIKINO Parikino is located 4km past Pungarehu; the original pā site was across the Whanganui River. It was a fortified settlement established in 1845 as security against a possible raid by a Ngāti Tūwharetoa taua (war party). The population of about 200 then...
ĀTENE

ĀTENE

ĀTENE Ātene is located roughly halfway between Whakaihuwaka and Koritini, on the Whanganui River, 35km from the Whanganui city. Its principal hapū is Ngāti Hineoneone of the iwi Te ti Haunui-a-Pāpārangi. The marae wharenui is named Te Rangi-i-heke-iho. The marae...
KORINITI

KORINITI

KORINITI Koriniti is a settlement 47 kilometres upriver from Whanganui, home to the Ngāti Pāmoana hapū of the iwi Te  ti Haunui-a-Pāpārangi. The Māori settlement of Operiki was one of the larger on the Whanganui River, with a population of about 200. In 1848 the...
MATAHIWI

MATAHIWI

MATAHIWI Matahiwi is a farming community 55 kilometres upriver from Whanganui, New Zealand, home to the Māori hapū known as Ngā Poutama of the iwi Te Āti Haunui-a-Pāpārangi. The township takes its name from the bush-clad puke (hill) on the western side of the...
RĀNANA

RĀNANA

RĀNANA Ranana is a settlement 60 kilometres up the Whanganui River from Whanganui, New Zealand. Originally known as Kauika, it grew after 1848 as local Māori moved out of fortified pā settlements in peacetime. It was renamed by the missionary Richard Taylor in 1856...