In the late 19th century Pāpāwai marae, outside Greytown, was the focus of the Kotahitanga – the Māori parliament movement, which sought to unify Māori tribes. With 3,000 residents, Pāpāwai was known as ‘the Māori capital’.
Listen to a Roadside Story about Pāpāwai. Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides to places around New Zealand.
Taonga puoro courtesy of Richard Nunns
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