Ngāti Tamaterā

Ngāti Tamaterā is a Māori iwi (tribe) of the Hauraki region of New Zealand, descended from Tamaterā, the second son of Marutūāhu. It is a major tribe within the Marutūāhu confederation and its leaders have been prominent in Hauraki history and Marutūāhu tribal affairs.[1][2]

Ngāti Tamaterā
Iwi (tribe) in Māoridom
The Paeroa area
Rohe (region)Hauraki
Waka (canoe)Tainui

It is one of five tribes of the Marutūāhu confederation, the others being Ngāti Maru, Ngāti Paoa, Ngāti Rongoū and Ngāti Whanaunga. The Marutūāhu tribes are all descended from Marutūāhu, a son of Hotunui, who is said to have arrived in New Zealand on the Tainui canoe. The Marutūāhu tribes are therefore part of the Tainui group of tribes. The Marutūāhu confederation is also part of the Hauraki collective of tribes.[2]

See also

  • List of Māori iwi


  1. "Te Puni Kōkiri iwi profile". Te Puni Kōkiri, New Zealand Government. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
  2. Royal, Te Ahukaramū Charles. "Te Ara iwi profile". Te Ara: The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 29 May 2017.

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