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Te Waenga



Te Waenga Tuoro, also known as Te Manene, son of Pahau and Kuramaruia and husband to Tuoro and Maro Kahu, was the renowned tohunga of Omapere, famous through-out the Hokianga region. NOTE: all links open in another window. Simply shut that window to return to this page.

Te Tipuna O Te Waenga
Rangitauwawaro (m) of Te Roroa married Taurangi (f) of Ngati Kahu, who begat Rongotaumua (m) and Te Puni (m).
Rongotaumua married Te Ruru (f) of Ngai Tamatea. Some whakapapa say she begat Kete (m), Tawakeroa (m) and Punga (f) whilst others state she actually begat Murare (f) and Punga (f) – the same Punga who married Taiteanuku of Ngapuhi and became the tipuna of Kahumakaka killed at Taiamai by Ngapuhi in wars against Ngati Pou.
Regardless, Murare (f) married Taitua of Ngapuhi (m) and begat three daughters: Huia, who married Te Whareumu of Ngati Pou (son of Te Arahi and Te Ruru); Kie who married Tarahape (Te Whareumu’s brother) and Te Kura who married Pakauwhati of Ngati Awa.
Huia and Te Whareumu begat Kohu (f). Te Whareumu also married Moehuri who begat another Kohu (f), Toihaumaku (m), Wharepoke (m), Rauruhaea (m) and Hine Te Wairoa (f). Note that some whakapapa designate Hine Te Wairoa as Huia's daughter and not Moehuri's. Te Whareumu went on to marry Whakakati who begat Hori Kingi Tahua (m)
Hine Te Wairoa begat Tauranga
Tauranga begat Iraia (m) and Tapuhi (f) who went on to marry Te Maara of Te Roroa (his brother Paekoraha married Koerere, who was to be the mother of Maro, Te Waenga's future wife)
Iraia begat Pahau
Pahau (ariki of Ngati Korokoro o Ngapuhi) married Kuramaruia o Te Rarawa who begat Te Waenga Tuoro. For further info on Te Waenga please click here.