The eponymous ancestor of Te Uri o Hau is Haumoewaarangi. From the marriage of Haumoewaarangi with Waihekeao came seven offspring; Makawe, Mauku, Whiti, Weka, Ruinga, Rongo and Hakiputatomuri. From Hakiputatomuri came many descendants known to this day as Te Uri o Hau.

 

Some of the important elements of Te Uri o Hau history as passed down through the generations were included in a waiata which was sung by Te Uri o Hau at the Waitangi Tribunal hearings for Kaipara Stage One in 1997 and 1998.

 

Haumoewaarangi te Tupuna kei runga

Nana ka puta Hakiputatomuri

Nana it tapa ana uri whakaheke

Ko nga Uri o Hau e

Ko nga Uri o Hau e

 

Mangawhai Taporapora Kaipara whakarere wahine

He whakatauiki o nga Tupuna

Mai i Hawaiiki nui ki te awa o Kaipara

Ko nga Uri o Hau e

Ko nga Uri o Hau e

 

Tena e nga Uri Hapainga ki runga

Nga whakatauki o nga Tupuna

Mai i Hawaiiki nui ki te awa o Kaipara

Ko nga Uri o Hau e

Ko nga Uri o Hau e

 

Aue e rere ra

Aue Aue e rere ra

E te manu ki tona tauranga e

Hi aue Hi

 

The oral history of Te Uri o Hau records that Ngati Whatua (of whom Te Uri o Hau is part) and the Crown had a special relationship which was recognised in two distinctive ways. First, by their entering into a separate treaty written on a sheepskin parchment which is known as ‘Kirihipi Te Tiriti o Ngati Whatua’. Secondly, in the presentation by the Crown of a bust of Queen Victoria which is sited in a place of importance at Aotearoa marae, Otamatea to this day.

Te Uri o Hau consists of 14 marae situated throughout the northern Kaipara region.

Location

Ruawai

Tinopai

Oruawharo

Batley

Dargaville

Matakohe

Hukatere

Te Kopuru

Ruawai

Kaiwaka

Arapaoa

Pouto

Tinopai

Tinopai

The Hapu

 

1. Naumai

Email: naumaimarae@gmail.com

Contact person: Maree Langdon (secretary)

Marae Location: 4936 State Highway 12, Ruawai

Online: https://maorimaps.com/marae/naumai

 

2. Ngatai Whakarongorua

Email: ngataiwhakarongoruamarae@gmail.com

Contact person: Tania Moriarty (secretary)

Marae Location: 33 Chadwick Road, Tinopai

Online: https://maorimaps.com/marae/ng%C4%81-tai-whakarongorua-tinopai

 

3. Oruawharo

Email: reicon44@gmail.com

Contact person: Elizabeth Connelly (secretary)

Marae Location: 2 Oruawharo School Roads, Wellsford

Online: https://maorimaps.com/marae/%C5%8Druawharo

 

4. Otamatea

Email: otamateamaraetrustees@gmail.com

Contact person: : Vic Kurupo (secretary)

Marae Location: 89 Tanoa Road, Maungaturoto

Online: https://maorimaps.com/marae/%C5%8Dtamatea

 

5. Oturei

Email: jay9t2e@icloud.com

Contact person: Janeen Te Tuhi (secretary)

Marae Location: 19 Oturei Settlement Road, Dargaville

Online: https://maorimaps.com/marae/%C5%8Dt%C5%ABrei

 

6. Parirau

Email: secretary.parirau.marae@gmail.com

Contact person: Colin Murphy (secretary)

Marae Location: 87 Tana Road, Matakohe

Online: https://maorimaps.com/marae/parirau

 

7. Rawhitiroa

Email: brianandstella@xtra.co.nz

Contact person: Stella Dornbusch (secretary)

Marae Location: 91 Karakanui Road, Tinopai

Online: https://maorimaps.com/marae/r%C4%81whitiroa

 

8. Ripia

Email: secretary.ripia@gmail.com

Contact person: Louisa Kīngi (secretary)

Marae Location: 1627 Pouto Road, Te Kopuru

Online: https://maorimaps.com/marae/r%C4%ABpia

 

9. Te Kowhai

Email: tekowhaimaraetrust@gmail.com

Contact person: Meghan Wright (secretary)

Marae Location: 864 Te Kowhai Road, Matakohe

Online: https://maorimaps.com/marae/te-k%C5%8Dwhai

 

10. Te Pounga

Email: jeanette.nathan@tehaoranga.co.nz

Contact person: Jeanette Nathan (secretary)

Marae Location: 130 Nathan Road, Kaiwaka

Online: https://maorimaps.com/marae/te-pounga

 

11. Waihaua

Email: waihauamarae1@gmail.com

Contact person: Ngaire Panapa (secretary)

Marae Location: 449 Arapaoa Road, Tinopai

Online: https://maorimaps.com/marae/waihaua-arapaoa

 

12. Waikaretu

Email: jakeoleen@bigpond.com

Contact person: Jakeoleen Carroll (secretary)

Marae Location: Pouto Road, Waikaretu

Online: https://maorimaps.com/marae/waik%C4%81retu-p%C5%8Duto

 

13. Waiohou

Email: laviniamday@gmail.com

Contact person: Lavinia Day (secretary)

Marae Location: Tinopai Peninsula

Online: Not currently on Maori Maps

 

14. Waiotea

Email: mirumikaera@gmail.co.nz

Contact person: Mikaera Miru 

Marae Location: End of Ngatoto Road and across beachfront

Online: https://maorimaps.com/marae/waiotea-tinopai