Story: East Coast region

Marae in the Waiapu River valley

The Waiapu River valley is the heartland of Ngāti Porou. A large number of marae are found in the valley and in neighbouring areas, both in townships such as Tikitiki, Ruatōria and in more rural settings. All the marae in the district are marked on this map with an icon, and click on the names of a selection of 12 to view a photograph.

Photographs courtesy of Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Porou

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Monty Soutar, 'East Coast region - Māori settlement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 9 December 2016)

Full story by Monty Soutar, published 25 Aug 2011, updated 30 Mar 2015