Ngāti Rangiwewehi

Ngāti Rangiwewehi is an iwi of the Te Arawa confederation of tribes.[1][2]

Ngāti Rangiwewehi
Iwi (tribe) in Māoridom

The tribe was founded in 1968.[3] Since that time the tribe had published their own songs and participated in various music festivals such as Te Matatini.[4] The tribe is a two-time contest winners. They won their first contest in 1983 and their last one was in 1996.[5]

Te Arawa FM is the radio station of Te Arawa iwi. It was established in the early 1980s and became a charitable entity in November 1990.[6] The station underwent a major transformation in 1993, becoming Whanau FM.[7] One of the station's frequencies was taken over by Mai FM in 1998; the other became Pumanawa FM before later reverting to Te Arawa FM.[8] It is available on 89.0 FM in Rotorua..[9]


  1. "Te Puni Kōkiri iwi profile". Te Puni Kōkiri, Government of New Zealand. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  2. Paul Tapsell. "Te Ara iwi profile". Te Ara: The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  3. "Te Matatini 2017 – Ngāti Rangiwewehi". Māori Television. 23 February 2017. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  4. Te Kāea; Wikitōria Day (10 May 2014). "Te Arawa Kapa Haka Regionals - Ngāti Rangiwewehi Seniors". Māori Television. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  5. Te Kāea (5 March 2015). "Te Matatini 2015 - Ngāti Rangiwewehi". Māori Television. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  6. "About Te Arawa". Rotorua Museum. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  7. "Major transformation for Te Arawa iwi radio station" (14). Kia Hiwa Ra. September 1993. p. 8.
  8. "Rotorua". Welcome to the Radio Vault. New Zealand: The Radio Vault. 18 January 2009. Archived from the original on 15 April 2009. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
  9. "Iwi Radio Coverage" (PDF). Māori Media Network. Retrieved 30 May 2018.

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