956 Ngatira Road, Kinleith, Putaaruru, Waikato, 3482
Saturday November 2, 10am.
Ko Te Tikanga o Taawhiao te whare tuupuna
Ko Hine Te Kakara te wharekai
Ko Ngaati Ahuru te hapu
Ko Hautere te maunga
Ko Oraka te awa
Ko Raukawa te iwi
The initial date of the Ngaatira poukai is unknown. It is known, however that Kiingi Taawhiao visited this area often where he named the ancestral house Te Tikanga o Taawhiao after a vision to reinforce the laws of God to all.
Ngaatira celebrates November 9 to commemorate the date that Kiingi Maahuta passed away in 1912.
The poukai went into abeyance, and was relocated to Okauia near Matamata. After closure there, it was re-established at Ngaatira, the pole of the whare of Raukawa. After sometime it was decided to alternate with Pikituu marae - the back pole of the whare of Raukawa.