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Our storyteller our grandpop, Whariki Solomon Maere; told us the many stories from the Nuhaka,Mohaka east coast areas. He told us his marae was Kaiuku marae in Nuhaka. People I have talked to from the east coast have no knowledge of this marae. If anyone has any information of this marae please make contact.We will be travelling along the east coast later this year to the many places grandpop has told us about and also to look for his marae. Kia ora.
Kia ora Hawkestir,
Move your mouse over Directories at the top of this page and then choose Marae Directory.
Once there, click on search, put Kaiuku in and click submit.
You will find the address there.
Nau te raurau,
Naku te raurau,
Ka ora ai nga tangata!
Together we will get there!
Tena koe Hawkestir
if you go to www.oldfriends.co.nz and search under marae, you will find 13 members signed up to Kaiuku marae, some have posted memories, and one a photo of the marae. You will be able to contact these people who have affliated to Kaiuku marae, from that site.
If you are not a member you will need to create a username first.
Kaiuku Marae, yeap in Mahia. I live in Wairoa just down/up the road from Mahia. According to korero, the pa was originally known as Te Oko O Rarenga. It was a pa that was defended by Te Wera Hauraki, which is also the name of the whare. The name change of the pa was when Tuwharetoa, Raukawa and Tuhoe went to attack the pa. As the attack went on for days, the people of the pa were running out of supplies & food. Because of this, apparently you could here the tangata whenua chant that they would rather eat the clay (uku) under then feet then give up or starve to death.
Kia Ora Mistee
I have read one of your postings where you have talked about Kaiuku Marae.
The Pa was originally called Oku Rarenga (Not Te Oko O Rarenga as you have said) And the Whare is not called Te Wera Hauraki ( Kiwi is the name of the Whare)
Just correcting you on this to keep the History of my Marae true and correct.