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Where We Belong

Located on the shores of beautiful Lake Rotoiti-i-kitea-e-Ihenga (Lake Rotoiti), Kahukiwi Experiences is just a 15-minute drive from central Rotorua and close to the Kaituna River that flows over the beautiful Okere Falls.

Our pepeha describes who we are, and where we come from. We stand as Ngāti Pikiao, an iwi of the confederation of local Te Arawa tribes, announcing our tribal canoe, sacred mountain, lake and river.

Ko Te Arawa te Waka

Ko Matawhaura te Maunga

Ko Rotoiti-i-kitea-e-Ihenga te moana

Ko Ohau te Awa

Ko Ngāti Pikiao te Iwi

Ko Ngāti Te Takinga te hapū

 

My canoe is Te Arawa

My mountain is Matawhaura

My spiritual lake is Rotoiti-i-kitea-e-Ihenga

My spiritual river is Ohau

My tribe is Ngāti Pikiao

My sub-tribe is Ngāti Te Takinga

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