Our Tipuna

The uri of Ngāti Rangitihi descend from the eponymous ancestor Rangitihi who was the great, great grandson of Tamatekapua - the commander of the Arawa Waka.

our_tipuna.JPGRangitihi had eight children;

  • Rātōrua
  • Tāuruao
  • Rangiwhakaekeau
  • Rangiaohia
  • Rākeiao
  • Kawatapuarangi
  • Apumoana
  • Tuhourangi

Of Rangitihi’s eight children, Rangiaohia and Apumoana are of greatest significance to the uri of Ngāti Rangitihi. Rangiaohia’s son Mahi married Apumoana’s daughter Rangitihikahira, and from this marriage came six children who are the common tupuna of Ngāti Rangitihi.