Story: Whānau – Māori and family

Joe Tupuhi with his grandson

Joe Tupuhi with his grandson

Joe Tupuhi holds his mokopuna, his four-year-old grandson Rapson Tupuhi. The whole group is whānau of Ngāti Paoa, who visited their ancestral land, the summit of Maungawhau (Mt Eden), in 2006.

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Tai Walker, 'Whānau – Māori and family - Roles within whānau', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 January 2022)

Story by Tai Walker, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Jun 2017