529 Tuakau Bridge-Port Waikato Road, Onewhero 2693
Sunday November 24, 10am.
Ko Onepoto te maunga
Ko Waikato te awa
Ko Tainui te waka
Ko Ngaati Aamaru, Ngaati Pou ngaa hapuu
Ko Waikato te iwi
Ko Te Ohaaki a Te Puea te whare
Ko Aamaru te wharekai
Ko Te Awamarahi te marae
The poukai at Te Awamaarahi is held on the 24th of November beginning in 1961. Te Ohaaki a Te Puea is the name of the ancestral meeting house. The date commemorates the Coronation of Kiingi Te Rata in 1912.
Princess Te Puea was a strong leader who guided the people to establish a settlement at Port Waikato, hence the name of the whare tuupuna.