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What an interesting question! This is something useful that Te Puni Kokiri should be attempting for the good of all Iwi Māori instead of making us an individual registration number on tribal rūnanga for government.
Urupā are normally the responsibility of the marae committee theyre attached to. You would need to write to the marae committee for the information.
There are alot of Urupa that are private and mostly on private land. I don't really know if I would like our urupa to be open for public veiwing. This could lead to alot of false whakapapa being created, and not only that, it will also prevent whanau going back to where their roots are and not knowing anything about their Marae, Iwi, Hapu, this is why our old people always said if you want to know whakapapa, then go home and find it. I think our loved ones who have passed on, would prefer us go to them rather than us click a key to bring them to us.