Te Aitanga a Hauiti

Te Ahikā | Hingangaroa (Part 2)

Te Ahikā | Hingangaroa (Part 2)

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.

Te Ahikā | Hingangaroa (Part 1)

Te Ahikā | Hingangaroa (Part 1)

This waharoa is named Hingangaroa me Iranui. It was unveiled on the 20th of March 2019. The whakairo above was a koha by Toi Māori Aotearoa to Te Aitanga a Hauiti. We are very proud to be the custodians of this taonga and to have this showcased in Uawanui-a-Ruamatua.

This story tells the journey of this magnificent whakairo and the many hands that carved it along the way.