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Encyclopedia > Te Arawa

Te Arawa is a confederation of Māori iwi and hapu (tribes and sub-tribes) based in the Rotorua and Bay of Plenty areas of New Zealand, with a population of around 40,000. The iwi and hapu that constitute Te Arawa include Ngati Whakaue, Ngati Rangiteaorere, Ngati Pikiao, Ngati Makino, Ngati Rangitihi, Ngati Rangiwewehi, Tapuika, Waitaha, Ngati Ngararanui, Ngati Rongomai, Ngati Tahu, Ngati Whaoa, Ngati Tarawhai, Ngati Te Roro o Te Rangi, Ngati Kea Ngati Tuara, Ngati Tura-Ngati Te Ngakau, Ngati Uenukukopako, and Tuhourangi Ngati Wahiao. The word Māori refers to the indigenous people of New Zealand and to their language. ... Iwi (pronounced ee-wee) are the largest everyday social units in Māori society. ... Māori culture is a distinctive part of New Zealand culture. ... Rotorua is a city located on the southern shore of Lake Rotorua in the Bay of Plenty region of the North Island of New Zealand. ... The Bay of Plenty, often abbreviated to BoP, is a region of New Zealand situated around the body of water of the same name. ...

The Te Arawa tribes have a close historical interest in the lakes around Rotorua. Many were killed in the Mt Tarawera eruption of 1886. Mount Tarawera is a volcanic mountain located 24 kilometres southeast of Rotorua in the North Island of New Zealand. ...

The iwi chose to negotiate directly with the New Zealand government over their historical grievances, bypassing the Waitangi Tribunal. A series of negotiations has resulted in several settlements of their various claims, the largest of which are the settlement relating to the 14 lakes, signed in December 2004[1], and the settlement for all the historical claims of a cluster of Te Arawa iwi and hapu signed on 30 September 2006. The Government apologised to Te Arawa for breaches of the Treaty, and paid $36 million in compensation, including up to 50,000 ha of Crown forest land, as well as 19 areas of special significance, including the Whakarewarewa Thermal Springs Reserve. [2] The Waitangi Tribunal is a New Zealand court empowered to compensate Maori people for land obtained by fraud or by force since 1840. ... September 30 is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • Te Arawa website

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Culture - Tarawera (646 words)
Te Arawa in the main supported the Government while Ngati Tuwharetoa was generally supportive of the King and a number of them joined Waikato in fighting against the Government troop invasion of that district.
Te Arawa were instrumental in defeating an army of East Coast men that assembled in February 1864 near Matata.
Te Arawa demanded that they be given lands near Matata following the defeat of the East Coast forces - claiming these as compensation for their support of the Government.
DNZB / BIOGRAPHY (1528 words)
Te Pokiha Taranui belonged to Ngati Pikiao of Te Arawa, and was descended from Te Takinga and Hineui.
Te Pokiha achieved prominence in the wars of the 1860s, when he led Te Arawa troops in support of the government against the King movement, and subsequently against Hauhau, and Te Kooti and his supporters.
Te Arawa entered the swamps of the Rangitaiki River and besieged the pa at Te Teko on 17 October.
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