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    Pukekohe and the rural south-west

    Karaka Rural centre 40 km south of central Auckland on the eastern foreshore of Manukau Harbour. It serves a fertile region of market-gardening and dairying. Karaka is also home to the national yearling sales, held at the Karaka Bloodstock Sales Complex. ...

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    Overview

    The Volcanic Plateau stretches south-west from the Bay of Plenty coast to Mt Ruapehu in the central North Island. About 180 kilometres from the coast to the mountain, and 100 kilometres wide at most, it is bounded to the east by the North Island main rang ...

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    Māori traditions – from Maketū to Tongariro

    People of Te Arawa The main tribes of the Volcanic Plateau are the Te Arawa people, in the Rotorua area, and Ngāti Tūwharetoa, around Taupō. The traditions of both groups link them to the Te Arawa canoe, which made its final landfall at Maketū on the Bay ...

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    War and peace – the 19th century

    The Volcanic Plateau tribes frequently visited coastal regions to gain access to food resources, and, from the 1820s, to trade with Europeans. Te Arawa in conflict Ngāpuhi war parties, armed with muskets and led by Hongi Hika, made destructive forays into ...

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    Geothermal and hydroelectric power

    The Volcanic Plateau is notable for the large hydroelectric power stations on the Tongariro/Waikato River, but the most distinctive source of electricity is geothermal. Geothermal springs – early uses Heat from the geothermal springs and waters had long b ...

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    North and west of Taupō

    Oruanui Locality 21 km north-west of Taupō, a sawmilling area from 1898. The district was witness to massive fires in February 1946 which left the country ‘black and lifeless’. Te Kapa o Te Rangiita marae lies on the west side of the road. The 1911 St Mat ...

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    Wairākei to Ōhakuri

    Waikato River – Taupō to Waipapa From Lake Taupō’s outlet, at the lake’s northern end, the Waikato River flows through the Volcanic Plateau in a huge loop before leaving it at Waipapa. After cutting down into volcanic deposits, most dramatically at the Hu ...

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    Facts and figures

    Iwi (tribal) identification In the New Zealand censuses since 1991, residents of Māori descent were asked to indicate the tribe to which they were affiliated. The figures below show the number who indicated the Hauraki tribes (including those who indicate ...

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    Facts and figures

    Iwi (tribal) identification In the New Zealand censuses since 1991, residents of Māori descent were asked to indicate the tribe to which they were affiliated. The figures below show the number who indicated the Marutūahu tribes (including those who indica ...

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    The impact of Europeans

    Early contact There is no record of the first Tūhoe encounter with Pākehā, but it is possible that Tūhoe were present at or heard of Captain James Cook’s landing at Tūranga (Poverty Bay) in 1769, and his subsequent voyage to the Bay of Plenty. There was l ...

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