Story: Ngāti Tūwharetoa

Motutaiko

Motutaiko

Tamamutu and his great-grandson Rangituamātotoru were major Ngāti Tūwharetoa chiefs in the 17th and 18th centuries respectively. They established a stronghold on Motutaiko, the island in the middle of Lake Taupō. Rangituamātotoru was buried there.

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Martin Wikaira, 'Ngāti Tūwharetoa - Warfare', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/1184/motutaiko (accessed 23 January 2022)

Story by Martin Wikaira, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017