Kōrero: Waikato places

Roadside Stories: Tūrangawaewae – a place to stand

Tūrangawaewae marae at Ngāruawāhia is the seat of the Māori King movement, which developed in the 1850s to unify Māori and protect their land. Tūrangawaewae – literally ‘a place to stand’ – was built in the 1920s under the direction of Te Puea Hērangi, granddaughter of the second Māori king.

Listen to a Roadside Story about Tūrangawaewae. Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides to places around New Zealand.

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Archival audio sourced from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives. Sound files may not be reused without permission from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives (ID22952 Opening of Tūrongo Meeting House).

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Nancy Swarbrick, 'Waikato places - Ngāruawāhia', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/interactive/35231/roadside-stories-turangawaewae-a-place-to-stand (accessed 1 October 2020)

He kōrero nā Nancy Swarbrick, updated 11 Jun 2015