Ngāti Mahuta is a sub-tribe (or hapū) of the Waikato tribe (or iwi) of Māori in the North Island of New Zealand. The territory (rohe) of Ngāti Mahuta is the Kāwhia and Huntly areas of the Waikato region.
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Ngāti Mahuta is descended from Mahuta, whose father was Hekemaru. Mahuta's paternal grandparents were Pikiao from the Te Arawa tribe, and Rereiao, a high-born Waikato woman descended from Whatihua. Kaitotehe and nearby Mount Taupiri on the Waikato River were Ngāti Mahuta's headquarters in early years. Pōtatau Te Wherowhero, the paramount chief of Ngāti Mahuta in his time, became the first Māori king.
Marae and wharenui
There is 1 marae in Māngere affiliated with the iwi:
There are 3 marae near Te Kauwhata affiliated with the iwi:
- Ōkarea marae and Pokaiwhenua wharenui on Jamieson Road in Waerenga
- Taniwha marae and Me Whakatupu ki te Hua o te Rengarenga marae on McGovern Road in Waeranga
- Matahuru Papakainga marae on Tahuna Road in Ōhinewa
There are 4 marae in and around the Huntly township affiliated with the iwi:
- Taupiri marae, including Pani Ora and Te Puna Tangata wharenui, on Kainui Road in Taupiri
- Waikeri – Tangirau marae on Ngaruawahia Road in Ngāruawāhia
- Tūrangawaewae marae, including Mahinaarangi - Turongo wharenui, on River Road in Ngāruawāhia
There is 1 marae near Te Awamutu affiliated with the iwi:
There are 3 marae around Aotea Harbour affiliated with the iwi:
There are 4 marae around Kāwhia Harbour affiliated with the iwi:
- "Ngāti Mahuta". Te Aka Online Māori Dictionary. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
- "Te Puni Kōkiri iwi profile". tkm.govt.nz. Te Puni Kōkiri, New Zealand Government. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
- Jones, Pei Te Hurinui; Biggs, Bruce (1995). Nga Iwi o Tainui: The Traditional History of the Tainui People/Nga Koorero Tuku Iho o Nga Tuupuna. Auckland University Press. p. 162. ISBN 1869401190.
- Kelly, Leslie G. (1940). "Taupiri pa". The Journal of the Polynesian Society. 49 (193): 148–59.