Ngāi Tāmanuhiri is a Māori iwi of New Zealand. They were formerly known as Ngai Tahupo after Porourangi's younger brother, the eponymous ancestor Tahu Potiki (also known to the tribe as Tahu Matua) the eponymous ancestor of the Kai Tahu iwi of Te Waipounamu.
|Iwi (tribe) in Māoridom|
|Rohe (region)||Gisborne District|
|Waka (canoe)||Takitimu and Horouta|
The iwi consists primarily of the descendants of Tāmanuhiri and his two principle wives: his first wife Rongomaiawhia and Hine-Nui-te-po (formerly wife of his neighbor Tawake-whakato). The five major hapu are descended from the two eldest of Rongomaiawhea's children to Tamanuhiri; Tamaraukura, and Paia-o-te-rangi, and these hapū are: Ngati Rangiwaho Matua, Ngai Tawehi, Ngati Kahutia, Ngati Rangi-tauwhiwhia and Ngati Rangiwaho.
The rohe (tribal lands) of Ngai Tamanuhiri are located to the south of Poverty Bay in the Gisborne Region of New Zealand. The Northern boundary is marked by the former confluence of the Te Arai and Waipaoa Rivers in the nineteenth century AD. it follows the coastline across Pakirikiri (now known as Browns Beach), and Te Kowhaikangaroa both lands shared with the Rongowhakaata tribe, and towards Muriwai to Wharetunoa, Papatewhai, Rangihoua, Tikiwhata, Takararoa with the southern coastal boundary ending at Te-Pa-o-Paritu (formerly known as Te-Pa-o-nga-wahine, and now known simply as Paritu) separating the Tribe from Ngati Rongomaiwahine. the inland boundary is Te Toka a Haerengarangi and demarcates Ngai Tamanuhiri from Ngati Rakaipaaka then onwards towards Taumutu, Paparitu, Whakaongaonga, Tarewa-uru, Te Toka a Tutekawa following the old riverbed of the Te Arai to Karaua returning to Kopututea.
Hapū and Marae
The tribe is now made of five hapū (sub-tribes):
there are also a number of hapu that exist only as branches of the five hapu listed above (but not limited to), such as:
- Ngati Huauri
- Ngati Meke
- Ngati Waipapa
- Ngati Rakai
- Muriwai Pa (now known as Muriwai marae): location of the historic meeting house Te Poho o Tamanuhiri III
- Waiari Marae
Ngai Tāmanuhiri Tutu Poroporo Trust
The Tāmanuhiri Tutu Poroporo Trust (TTPT) is a common law discretionary trust and Post Settlement Governance Entity (PSGE) based in Gisborne. TTPT was established under The Ngai Tamanuhiri Deed of Settlement Act 2011 to manage the tribal redress and assets after the settlement of historical Treaty of Waitangi grievances with the crown
The Tamanuhiri Tutu Poroporo Trusts Governance structure consists of a single board of seven members, each of Ngāi Tāmanuhiri descent. TTPT represents the interests of its beneficiaries during issues concerning resource consent under the resource consent act
The tribal area of Ngāi Tāmanuhiri is with the territory of Gisborne District Council, which performs the functions of a district and regional council.
Turanga FM is the radio station of Turanganui-a-kiwa iwi, including Ngai Tamanuhiri, Rongowhakaata and Te Aitanga-a-Māhaki. It is based in Gisborne, and broadcasts on 98.1 FM in Ruatoria, and 91.7 FM and 95.5 FM in Gisborne.
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- Official iwi Trust Website
- Warren Pohatu art legacy and tribal stories
- Te Runanga o Turanganui a Kiwa