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.
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Many whanau and friends have contributed to this website but we would especially like to acknowledge Gilbert Paki, Harry Midwood, Guy Gudex and Paraire Pirihi for providing some of the historical context; David Milner for providing photos and maps, Kieran Connellan for his photos (see www.flickr.com/photos/mrhappy8); Terenga Paraoa Marae Komiti and Te Warihi Hetaraka for allowing use of the kowhaiwhai pattern; Juliane Chetham for ongoing maintenance of the site; and finally Big Fish Creative for pulling it all together. Nga mihi nui koutou
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