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- (Te Ao Hou - No. 41 December 1962)

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discussed and organized Play Centre interest at Omaio Bay, Tikitiki, Ruatoria, Tokomaru Bay, Patutahi, Mangapapa, Whatatutu, Matawai, Maungatapu, and Matapihi.

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The Carving - (Te Ao Hou - No. 64 September 1968)

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The matapihi, always placed to the right of the entrance, is a very important part of a meeting-house, as it is the only means whereby light can enter. This carving is therefore symbolic of the coming of the light of the Christian Gospel into the centre of Maori life. The Lintel or korupe is alwa...

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Rebecca Faulkner - (Te Ao Hou - No. 43 June 1963)

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Rebecca, a diminutive centre player, played basketball in Tauranga and was chosen for the New Zealand team after only two years at a Dominion tournament. Second daughter of Mr and Mrs B. H. Faulkner of Matapihi, near Tauranga, Rebecca is averaging about four miles running each day. She works as a...

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Dedication of Carving; The Carver; The Carving - (Te Ao Hou - No. 64 September 1968)

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It is significant that the man chosen to carve the matapihi is a direct descendent of those who taught the Maori language to the Rev. Robert Maunsell, who worked in the Waikato for so many years translating the Old Testament. He is Mr Waka Graham of Waikato, one of the first students of the Hamil...

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MR TIUKA (DUKE) NGATAI - (Te Ao Hou - No. 30 March 1960)

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Mr Tiuka, or Duke, Ngatai, aged 59, of Matapihi, near Tauranga, of the Ngaiterangi tribe, died last December. He was a son of Mr Rewiti Ngatai and a grandson of Hori Ngatai, chief of the Ngaiterangi, who fought in the battle of Gate Pa. On his mother's side Mr Ngatai descended from Taipari Makara...

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Tarere McMillan - (Te Ao Hou - No. 58 March 1967)

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The death occurred on 21 January, 1967, at Matakana Island, of Mrs Tarere McMillan, at the age of seventy-six. Born at Matapihi, she was the youngest daughter of Heeni and Tamati Tu. Her maternal grandfather was the paramount chief of the Ngaiterangi Tribe, Hori Ngatai, who fought against the Bri...

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ACTION AGAINST DANGER - (Te Ao Hou - No. 23 July 1958)

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The people of Matapihi peninsula were never sure until recently whether they really belonged to the town of Tauranga. They could look across the harbour and see Tauranga less than a mile away. Many went to town to work and do their shopping. But yet the place seemed very far removed in spirit; in...

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Joan Te Kani - (Te Ao Hou - No. 68 1970)

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The people of Tauranga were shocked to hear of the death of Mrs Joan Te Kani at the early age of 34. She was an energetic leader of her people, and had won the respect and admiration of both Maori and Pakeha. Her tangi at the Hunga Hunga Toroa marae at Matapihi was the largest in the Tauranga are...

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The Carver - (Te Ao Hou - No. 64 September 1968)

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It is significant that the man chosen to carve the matapihi is a direct descendent of those who taught the Maori language to the Rev. Robert Maunsell, who worked in the Waikato for so many years translating the Old Testament. He is Mr Waka Graham of Waikato, one of the first students of the Hamil...

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HAERE KI O KOUTOU TIPUNA; Joan Te Kani; Dan Kingi; Irene Tipene; Peta Maynard; Thomas Taitapanui; Captain Pirimi Perarika Tahiwi; POLYNESIAN MIGRATION MEMORIAL - (Te Ao Hou - No. 68 1970)

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The people of Tauranga were shocked to hear of the death of Mrs Joan Te Kani at the early age of 34. She was an energetic leader of her people, and had won the respect and admiration of both Maori and Pakeha. Her tangi at the Hunga Hunga Toroa marae at Matapihi was the largest in the Tauranga are...

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