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Maniapoto

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Birthplace: Waipa, Te Rohe Potae, Auckland, New Zealand
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Son of Rereahu and Hineaupounamu
Husband of Hinewhatihua; Rangi aanewa; Pukurangi .; Hinewhatihua; Hinemania and 1 other
Father of Tutakamoana; Kawairirangi; Tehinga a rangi; Parewahawaha; Hotuope, (N/Maniapoto) and 3 others
Brother of Te Rongorito; Kinohaku; Tuwhakahekeao; Matekore; Turongotapuarau and 2 others
Half brother of Te Ihingārangi

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About Maniapoto

The ancestor Maniapoto

Maniapoto lived in the 17th century, and established numerous powerful tribes. To understand how he came to be the leader of his people involves returning to the time of his father Rereahu’s impending death.

It was the custom for chiefs to select the person who would take on their chiefly mana. Rereahu’s eldest son by his first marriage was Te Ihingaarangi. This son naturally expected that his father’s mana would pass to him. However Rereahu preferred Maniapoto, the eldest son by his marriage to Hineaupounamu. While Te Ihingaarangi was away, Rereahu summoned Maniapoto before him.

The dying chief instructed Maniapoto to bite the crown of his head, which he had anointed with red ochre. This act signified the passing of Rereahu’s chiefly mana to Maniapoto. By the time Te Ihingaarangi had returned, Rereahu was dead. Te Ihingaarangi observed the red stains on Maniapoto’s lips and realised that he himself had been denied the mana of his father.

After attempting to promote himself over his younger brother, Te Ihingaarangi went with his children to settle in the Maungatautari district. Te Ihingaarangi’s people there came to be known as Ngāti Korokī, Ngāti Hape and Ngāti Haua. However, after his death, many of his followers returned to the Ōtorohanga area. They can still be found there today as Ngāti Te Ihingaarangi.

https://teara.govt.nz/en/ngati-maniapoto/page-2

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Maniapoto's Timeline

1560
1560
Waipa, Te Rohe Potae, Auckland, New Zealand
1578
1578
Age 18
Waipa, Te Rohe Potae, Auckland, New Zealand
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Age 120
Maungatautari, Waipa District, Waikato, New Zealand
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