Tene Waitere (1853–1931) was a notable New Zealand Māori carver. He identified with the Ngāti Tarāwhai and Te Arawa iwi. His mother was Ani Pape, the daughter of Te Rāhui, a Ngāti Tarāwhai leader. As a young girl, she was captured by Ngāpuhi during an attack on Rotorua in 1823 and taken as a slave to Northland, where she was forced to marry a Waitere. Tene Waitere was born probably in 1853 or 1854 at Mangamuka. When Tene was a few years old an uncle brought him, his elder sister Mereana Waitere and their mother to Ruatō, on Lake Rotoiti. There he was trained as a carver by Wero Tāroi. He married Ruihi Te Ngahue of Tūhourangi and they had one child, a daughter Tuhipō. One of Tuhipō's children was Rangitiaria Dennan, better known as Guide Rangi. Eramiha Neke Kapua, another carver, was Waitere's nephew, son of his sister Mereana. Some of Waitere's carvings included Tiki-a-Tamamutu, Hinemihi, the Kearoa whakawae (door jam) and Rauru, and in the 1900s worked on the Whakarewarewa model village near Rotorua.
Waituhi is a small settlement in the northeast of New Zealand's North Island. It is located in the Tūranganui-a-Kiwa (Gisborne) region, 21 km northwest of the city of Gisborne, on the western bank of the Waipaoa River. It is notable as the historic site of Popoia pā, and as the location for several novels and short stories of Witi Ihimaera. Members of the Te Aitanga-a-Māhaki iwi (tribe) are the tangata whenua. In 2009 a project to develop a community drinking water supply was started.
Toi whakairo or just whakairo (carving) is a Māori traditional art of carving in wood, stone or bone.
Diggeress Rangituatahi Te Kanawa was a New Zealand Māori tohunga raranga of Ngati Maniapoto and Ngati Kinohaku descent. At the time of her death she was regarded as New Zealand's most renowned weaver.
Margaret Pattison Staples-Browne, often known as Maggie Papakura or Mākereti Papakura, was a New Zealand guide, entertainer and ethnographer. Of Pākehā and Māori descent, she was of Te Arawa and Tūhourangi iwi.
Wiremu "Piri" Te Ranga Poutapu was a New Zealand Māori master carver and carpenter. He identified with the Ngāti Korokī and Waikato iwi. He was born in Maungatautari, Waikato, New Zealand in 1905. He was known as Piri, the Māori transliteration of Bill, short for William, of which his first name Wiremu is the Māori transliteration.
Hōri Pukehika was a New Zealand tribal leader and carver. Of Māori descent, he was born in Pipiriki, New Zealand. His father was Te Wikirini Te Tua of Te Āti Haunui-a-Pāpārangi iwi, while his mother was Peti Te Oiroa of Ngāti Pāmoana. Hōri Pukehika is best known for creating the entrance of the model pā at the New Zealand International Exhibition in Christchurch in 1906–7.
Wero Tāroi (c.1810–1880), also known as Wero Mahikore and Karu, was a notable New Zealand Māori carver. He identified with the Ngāti Tarāwhai iwi. He was born at Lake Okataina, in the Rotorua district in New Zealand, and active from about 1860. Wero's works include Te Puawai o Te Arawa, and storehouses such as Tiki-o-Tamamutu at Taupō, Te Puawai-o-Te-Arawa at Maketū, and Tokopikowhakahau at Tāpapa.
Ānaha Kēpa Te Rāhui (1822–1913) was a notable Māori tribal leader, carver and assessor of New Zealand. In the 1860s, he led the Ngāti Tarāwhai iwi during the New Zealand Wars. He was born at Lake Okataina, New Zealand. As a carver, Te Rāhui is known for carving the meeting houses at Rangitihi and Tokopikowhakahau in 1878.
Eramiha Neke Kapua was a New Zealand carver, tohunga and farmer. Of Māori descent, he identified with the Ngāti Tarāwhai and Te Arawa iwi. He was born in Ruato, Lake Rotoiti, New Zealand circa 1875. His father was Neke Kapua, a carver, and his mother was Mereana Waitere, the elder sister of Tene Waitere, another carver. Kapua was commissioned to create carvings for the model village at Whakarewarewa, as well as the New Zealand International Exhibition of 1906 in Christchurch.
Fanny Rose Howie, also known by her stage name Te Rangi Pai, was a New Zealand singer and composer. Of Māori descent, she identified with the iwi of Ngāti Porou and Te Whānau-ā-Apanui. The lullaby "Hine E Hine" is her most famous composition, and she was well-known in Britain as a singer of opera and popular music from 1901 to 1905.
Dame Rangimārie Hetet was a New Zealand Māori tohunga raranga. She identified with the Ngati Maniapoto iwi.
Airini Ngā Roimata Grennell was a New Zealand singer, pianist, and broadcaster. Of Māori descent, she identified with the Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Mutunga and Ngāti Tama iwi.
Rangitīaria Dennan, known as Guide Rangi, was a New Zealand tribal leader, teacher and tourist guide. Of Māori descent, she identified with the Ngāti Pikiao, Ngāti Tarāwhai, Te Arawa and Tūhourangi iwi. A granddaughter of Tene Waitere, she was born in Ngāpuna, near Rotorua, New Zealand. She attended Hukarere Native School for Girls.
Wēpiha Apanui (–1880) was a Māori tribal leader and carver of New Zealand. He identified with the Ngāti Awa iwi of the eastern Bay of Plenty. He was trained as a carver by his father, Apanui Te Hāmaiwaho. His best known carvings include the Mataatua Wharenui in Whakatāne (1875), the Hotunui whare rūnanga in 1878.
Ngāti Te Wehi is a Māori iwi (tribe) based in Kawhia on the west coast of New Zealand's North Island.
Hukarere Girls' College is a girls secondary boarding school in the Hawke's Bay region of New Zealand. It has a strong Māori character and follows the Anglican tradition. The School motto "Kia Ū Ki Te Pai" means "Cleave to that which is good" or "Abhor that which is evil".
Lyonel Grant is a New Zealand Māori master carver and sculptor. Born in Rotorua, he affiliates to Ngāti Pikiao and Te Arawa.
Christina Hurihia Wirihana is a New Zealand weaver from Te Arawa, Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Pikiao, Ngāti Rangiunora, Ngāti Raukawa, Tainui iwi.
Ngāti Tarāwhai is a Māori iwi of the Rotorua area of New Zealand.
Moana Nui-a-Kiwa Hinemoa Whaanga was a New Zealand swimmer and beauty pageant winner. In 1954, she became the first Māori to win the Miss New Zealand title.