Topia Peehi Turoa (died 1903) was a notable New Zealand tribal leader. Of Māori descent, he identified with the Te Ati Haunui-a-Paparangi iwi. He was the grandson of Te Peehi Turoa.
The Māori are the indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand. Māori originated with settlers from eastern Polynesia, who arrived in New Zealand in several waves of canoe voyages somewhere between 1320 and 1350. Over several centuries in isolation, these settlers developed their own distinctive culture whose language, mythology, crafts and performing arts evolved independently from other eastern Polynesian cultures.
Iwi are the largest social units in Aotearoa Māori society. The Māori-language word iwi means "people" or "nation", and is often translated as "tribe", or "a confederation of tribes". The word is both singular and plural in Māori.
Te Peehi Turoa was a notable New Zealand tribal leader, warrior and composer of waiata. Of Māori descent, he identified with the Te Ati Haunui-a-Paparangi iwi. Topia Peehi Turoa was his grandson.
Mount Ruapehu is an active stratovolcano at the southern end of the Taupo Volcanic Zone in New Zealand. It is 23 kilometres (14 mi) northeast of Ohakune and 23 km (14 mi) southwest of the southern shore of Lake Taupo, within Tongariro National Park. The North Island's major ski resorts and only glaciers are on its slopes.
Te Kooti's War was among the last of the New Zealand wars, the series of 19th century conflicts between the Māori and the colonising European settlers. It was fought in the East Coast region and across the heavily forested central North Island and Bay of Plenty between New Zealand government military forces and followers of spiritual leader Te Kooti Arikirangi Te Turuki.
Te Kuiti is a small town in the north of the King Country region of the North Island of New Zealand. It lies at the junction of State Highways 3 and 30 and on the North Island Main Trunk railway, 80 kilometres (50 mi) south of Hamilton. At the 2001 census it had a resident population of 4,374, a decrease of 5.1% since 1991. The town promotes itself as the sheep shearing capital of the world and is host to the annual New Zealand National Shearing Championships.
Waiouru is a small town in the Ruapehu District, in New Zealand's Manawatu-Wanganui region. It is located on the south-eastern North Island Volcanic Plateau, 130 km (81 mi) north of Palmerston North and 25 kilometres south-east of Mount Ruapehu. The town has a June 2018 population of 930.
Ngāti Maniapoto is an iwi (tribe) based in the Waikato-Waitomo region of New Zealand's North Island. It is part of the Tainui confederation, the members of which trace their whakapapa (genealogy) back to people who arrived in New Zealand on the waka (canoe) Tainui. The 2006 New Zealand census shows the iwi to have a membership of 33,627, making it the 7th biggest iwi in New Zealand.
Ohakune is a small town in the North Island of New Zealand, situated 215 kilometres north of Wellington and 292 kilometres south of Auckland. It is located at the southern end of the Tongariro National Park, close to the southwestern slopes of the active volcano Mount Ruapehu. Located within the Manawatu-Wanganui region, the town is 70 kilometres northeast of Wanganui and 25 kilometres west of Waiouru.
Turoa is a skifield on the south western side of Mount Ruapehu, the highest mountain in the North Island of New Zealand, in Tongariro National Park. The area has been used for skiing since before the completion of the Mountain Road, but the first lifts opened in 1978.
Kawhia Harbour is one of three large natural inlets in the Tasman Sea coast of the Waikato region of New Zealand's North Island. It is located to the south of Raglan Harbour, Ruapuke and Aotea Harbour, 40 kilometres southwest of Hamilton. Kawhia is part of the Otorohanga District Council. It has a high-tide area of 68 km2 (26 sq mi) and a low-tide area of 18 km2 (6.9 sq mi).
Pōtatau Te Wherowhero was a Māori warrior, leader of the Waikato iwi (tribes), the first Māori King and founder of the Te Wherowhero royal dynasty. He was first known just as Te Wherowhero and took the name Pōtatau after he became king in 1858. As disputes over land grew more severe Te Wherowhero found himself increasingly at odds with the Government and its policies.
Ngāti Awa is a Māori iwi (tribe) centred in the eastern Bay of Plenty Region of New Zealand. It is made of 22 hapu (subtribes), with 15,258 people claiming affiliation to the iwi in 2006. The Ngāti Awa people are primarily located in towns on the Rangitaiki Plain, including Whakatane, Kawerau, Edgecumbe, Te Teko and Matata. Two urban hapu also exist in Auckland and Wellington.
Te Teko is a small inland town in the Bay of Plenty region of New Zealand's North Island. According to the 2013 New Zealand census, Te Teko has a population of 489, a decrease of 138 people since the 2006 census.
The following lists events that happened during 1845 in New Zealand.
Frasertown is a small settlement in the northern Hawke's Bay Region of New Zealand's eastern North Island.
The Mangawhero River is in the North Island of New Zealand.
Jade Topia is a New Zealand netball player. Topia played in the National Bank Cup for the Southern Sting (2005) and Canterbury Flames (2006–07). With the start of the ANZ Championship in 2008, Topia signed with the Auckland-based Northern Mystics. After the 2009 season, she transferred to the Southern Steel. Topia was also a member of Silver Ferns' extended squad.
Rangataua is a small village in the North Island of New Zealand. It is located at the southern end of both the Tongariro National Park and Rangataua State Forest, adjacent to the southwestern slopes of the active volcano Mount Ruapehu. Part of the Manawatu-Wanganui region, the town is 5 kilometres east of Ohakune, 75 kilometres northeast of Wanganui, and 20 kilometres west of Waiouru.
Ngāti Paretekawa (Paretekawa) are a very numerous hapū of the Ngāti Maniapoto confederation in New Zealand, whose ancestral tribal lands are located in both the northern King Country and South Waikato Districts, including the areas around the Kakepuku, Pirongia, Wharepuhunga, Rangitoto maunga (Mountains) in the vicinity of Te Awamutu, Kihikihi, Waikeria, Pokuru, Kakepuku, and Kawhia, with sub-hapu interests in the southern King Country area of the Mokau ki Runga basin, at the foothills of Kahuwera Mountain. Paretekawa traditions recount that the Ngati Paretekawa hapu origins became recognised in the period of Peehi Tukorehu and his Tuakana Te Uaki, Te Akanui, and Te Rangihiroa and tuahine (sister) Whaeapare II. while others who descend from Tukorehu dispute this assertion, allegedly based on evidence by Te Winitana Tupotahi. Peehi Tukorehu was grand father of Te Winitana Tupotahi, and grand uncle of Manga Rewi Maniapoto,
Matekoraha Te Peehi Jaram was a New Zealand weaver, tailoress, community leader. Of Māori descent, she identified with the Ngati Awa, Ngati Maru (Taranaki) and Ngati Pukeko iwi. She was born in Whiritoa, Thames/Coromandel, New Zealand on 27 February 1902.
The Macmillan Brown Library is a research library, archive, and art collection based in the New Zealand city of Christchurch. It is a library collection of national significance administrated by the University of Canterbury. The library is also a member of the Pacific Manuscripts Bureau.
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