Hingangaroa and Iranui are two prominent ancestors from whom many people can trace their descent. This includes Te Whanau a Apanui (through the eldest son Taua), Ngati Porou (through Mahaki Ewe Karoro), and Te Aitanga a Hauiti who trace their lineage from the youngest son, Hauiti.
It is the intent of the Te Aitanga a Hauiti leadership and the Te Ahikā Committee to remember the ancestor Hingangaroa in a poupou whakairo (carved image) tribute. Hingangaroa will once again stand with his whānau and his children to inspire Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti and visitors to the marae and Ūawa with the legacy of knowledge, artistic excellence, creativity and innovation. Ka tipu tonu te whaihanga ki Ūawa. The carved Hingangaroa tribute will be unveiled in 2019.