How we came to be called Patuharakeke... The area known today as Takahiwai was originally on the crest of the hill above the present marae site and is known as Rangiora, it was the look-out pa, the first to give alarm of any dreaded attack from war parties from the south. Whakaariki was the local chief at the time when fighting broke out between his people and those of inland iwi. Whakaarikis’ war party was greatly outnumbered and were slaughtered amongst the flax bushes plentiful in the area at the time. From that time onward the remnant of the tribe took the name ‘Patu Harakeke’ (killed among the flax)...
Patuharakeke have several claims lodged with the Waitangi Tribunal which were heard in October 2013 as part of Te Paparahi o te Raki inquiry. PTB are working to expedite an outcome as soon as possible given the immense development pressure and push by crown entities and local government to sell remaining crown assets in our rohe.
To be eligible to register you must be of Patuharakeke descent and affiliate to marae or kainga at Takahiwai, Otaika, Titahi, Toe Toe, Mangapai or Tamaterau. Even if you have registered before by mail prior to 2012 - we would urge you to register online once more so we can build an electronic database.
ONLINE ENROLMENT FOR PATUHARAKEKE
Ko Manaia Te Maunga
Ko Terenga Paraoa Te Moana
Ko Takahiwai Te Whenua
Ko Takahiwai Te Marae
Ko Rangiora Te Tupuna Whare
Ko Patuharakeke Te Hapu
Patuharakeke are a composite hapu descended from most major iwi groups in the north. These include Ngati Wai, Ngāpuhi nui tonu, Ngāti Whātua and Te Uri o Hau. We affiliate to a very large number of hapu including Te Uriroroi, Te Koiwi, Te Akitai, Ngāti Hau, Ngāti Korora, Ngāti Taka, Ngāti Hine, Te Waiariki, Te Parawhau and many others.
Whāia te iti kahurangi
ki te tūohu koe
me he maunga teitei