Iwi specific

Te Ika-a-Māui

Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāti Pūkenga (Ngā Iwi o Tauranga Moana)

Tauranga Memories – This page has links to information on the iwi of Tauranga Moana; see below for a breakdown.

Stories of Tauranga Moana – Compiled by Evelyn Stokes in 1980, there are 25 pre-colonial stories of ngā iwi o Tauranga Moana as well as the area itself, including the landings of the Tainui and Takitimu waka.

Timeline of significant Māori events in Tauranga

The Story of Gate Pā, April 29th, 1864 by Gilbert Mair. This is an electronic version of the 1930s book which has detailed accounts of the battle from both Māori and British soldiers. This remains as perhaps the best resource on the hugely significant conflict.

Identity and the Battle of Gate Pā (Pukehinahina) – written by Debbie McCauley in 2011, this paper discusses the Battle of Gate Pā and how it shaped local history.

Mini Biographies of ngā tāngata rongonui o Tauranga

Ngā Pari Kārangaranga, Tauranga Moana – A Māori Television show with kōrero from local tāngata. The entirety of series 4 is focused on Tauranga Moana.

Iwi Anthems, Tauranga Moana – Māori Television

Ngā kaumatua o Tauranga moana discuss the history of Mauao (Waka Huia, TVNZ) – See Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 on Youtube.


Te Waipounamu

Kāi Tahu

Kotahi Mano Kaika – An excellent initiative from Kāi Tahu to encourage households to speak te reo Māori at home; this site has plenty of Kāi Tahu-specific resources for learning reo, as well as waiata recordings and general advice on becoming a bilingual home.

History and Legends of Te Waipounamu (Waka Huia, TVNZ) – See Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 on Youtube.


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