Here we profile Ngāti Rangitihi (and Te Arawa) stories that arise from a rich and colourful history. We welcome contributions from the iwi.
Joe Warbrick - All Black Legend
Born on 1 January 1862 in Rotorua to Englishman Abraham Warbrick and his Maori wife Nga Karauna Paerau, Joseph Astbury Warbrick was one of five children (four sons and a daughter)... More
The carved house Nuku Te Apiapi was commenced around 1873 by Aramakaraka te Mokonui-a-rangi, chief of Ngāti Rangitihi at Matatā. The carvers employed were Tara Te Awatapu (also called Te Amo Awatapu) and his pupil Wero Taroi... More
Steve Watene - A Lifetime of Service
Puti Tipene Watene, popularly known as Steve Watene, was a New Zealand rugby league player and politician who gave a lifetime of service to the Maori people... More