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Kāhu ki Rotorua
Kāhu ki Rotorua: The story of the wharepuni Tuhoromatakaka
Tuhoromatakaka is the small whare puni standing in the heart of Te Whakarewarewa.
The brilliant, brave, and formidable wahine rangatira
Heeni Te Kirikaramu was a descendant of Ngati Uenukukopako and Te Rangiteaorere.
Kāhu ki Rotorua: Exploring the battle site of Pukekahu
Travel by foot from the depths of Te Urewera alone is a superhuman undertaking.
Kāhu ki Rotorua: Te Purewa — the strong shoulder of his people
Te Purewa had the strength to cleanse his land of wrongful deeds.
Ngāti Rangitihi retuned to Te Ariki to avenge loss
This time with the support of Ngāti Pikiao and a handful of fighters from Te Urewera.
Kāhu ki Rotorua: Elderly chief devastated when services refused
“You say I am too old. Behold me dance."
Kāhu ki Rotorua: Te Kaokaoroa: The death of Tohi Te Ururangi
“How good is the work of the ant".
Not unusual to find skulls of past fighters from gruesome battle
As we move into April, we see Vega rising in the morning.
Kāhu ki Rotorua: Rotoiti's sacred log an evil omen
It usually appeared to the people only as a harbinger of misfortune or death.
Kāhu ki Rotorua: A love song by chief Te Hiwi for his wife
Kāhu ki Rotorua: A number of key ingredients are necessary for a love story.
Kāhu ki Rotorua: Government Gardens site of many disputes
Kāhu ki Rotorua: The site of the Government Gardens is rich with history.
Kāhu ki Rotorua: Adultery caused major ructions in tribe
Wāhiao is associated with the village that sits beneath the ridge of Tuturu and Pohaturoa.
Kāhu ki Rotorua: The eight beating hearts of Te Arawa
Kāhu ki Rotorua: Famous Arawa warrior chief Rangitihi had eight children by four wives.
Kāhu ki Rotorua: Tupuna jealously guarded ancient taonga
Te Arawa ancestors carried many tangible gifts from Hāwaiki Tawhitiareare.
Kāhu ki Rotorua: Victory lies with the women of Oruareimokoroa
Oruareimokoroa was a stronghold that stood bravely to the west of Rotorua.
Kāhu ki Rotorua: Powerful family squabbles over maara
Kāhu ki Rotorua: The community of Ngongotahā is an area rich in history.
Kāhu ki Rotorua: Waka remains a testament to skills of builders
Te Wharau o Iroiro, the name of the tree, was transferred to the vessel itself.
In 1823 the Rotorua area was invaded by Hongi Hika and his allies
Kāhu ki Rotorua: Parewaero noticed an unfamiliar war vessel heading towards her.
Famed citadel of Te Koutu the fortress of a lonely tomb
Kāhu ki Rotorua: The famous citadel of Te Koutu stands at the north end of the lake.
Audacious chief's sons continued their father's legacy
Kāhu ki Rotorua: Tamatekapua was one of the most audacious chiefs of the Arawa people.
Carved house Tiki a legacy from no-nonsense ruruhi
Tiki was one of four prominent carved gateways that once protected Ohinemutu.
The fall of Te Tumu - a death marks iwi boundaries
The authentic site of Te Tumu is still debated.
Present-day tranquillity of the Kaituna Cut far cry from history
Ngai Te Rangi once successfully occupied this stretch of land.
Tarawera eruption: Three warnings of the great disaster
It's told three opportunities presented themself to Tūhourangi warning of the eruption.
Ancient sandstone highly prized and closely guarded
Many such sandstone working blocks are found throughout the Central North Island.
The story of how Ihenga named places as he travelled
He made discoveries and was constantly challenged by great difficulties.