Ngā Whakapapa o Te Waiariki
Te Waiariki Ancestry
Te Waiariki whakapapa derives from the two key marriages of the Te Waiariki chiefs Te Uhi o Te Rangi and Tūkaiteuru, to the Ngāi Tāhuhu women Te Huaki and Te Kahuwhero, who by virtue of bestowal of the mana from Te Tuatahi of Ngāi Tāhuhu. These unions and their descendants took his territories over the mana of Te Waiariki. The Te Waiariki rohe is vast, and includes large stretches of moana and awa on the Tai Tama wāhine and inland to the ngahere.