Patuharakeke are a composite hapu descended from most major iwi groups in the north. These include Ngati Wai, Ngapuhi nui tonu, Ngati Whatua and Te Uri o Hau. We affiliate to a very large number of hapu including  Te Uriroroi, Te Koiwi,  Te Akitai, Ngati Hau, Ngati Korora, Ngati Taka, Ngati Hine, Te Waiariki, Te Parawhau  and many others.

Located on the south side of the Whangarei Harbour, the Patuharakeke rohe boundary stretches on the seaward side, including foreshore and seabed, from a point at the north of Mangawhai Heads to the entrance of the Mangapai River just south of Whangarei. The boundary extends inland to include the Brynderwyn (or Piroa) and Kakanui Ranges.