History

Ko Ueimua te Tipuna Whare.

Ko Tapa te Wharekai.
 
 
Ueimua's Whanau
 
Tamateateakitehuatahi = Paewhiti
 
     Ueimua,      Ruakaikaha,      Taanemoeahi,      Uenukurauiri,      Tuhoe Potiki
 
 
Ueimua is the eldest Son of Tamateateakitehuatahi and Paewhiti, with his brothers and sister are mokopuna of the famous chieftainess, Wairaka.
 
I moe a Wairaka kia Te Rangikitua, ana ka puta mai a Tamateateakitehuatahi i moe hoki ia kia Paewhiti.
 
 
Ueimua lived at Kakatarahae Pa which is situated on a small hill about one mile north of Te Mauku. Thus the three brothers settled near each other at Owhakatoro.  Ueimua had two wives.
 
 
(W1)  Tanehiwarau = Ueimua = (W2) Tapa
 
 
Tapa was of Te Tini o Toi, Te Hapu One One and Ngati Awa.  Tapa came from a family of gifted people along with her sister Haahuru, who had second sight (matakite) and were wahine Rangatira.  She also descended from the tohunga Waitaha-ariki-kore and the canoe Te Paepae ki Rarotonga, he was also known as an Ariki Taiaporu of the Island of Rarotonga.
 
 
Tapa migrated to Owhakatoro and married the chief Ueimua and they founded the people of Ngati Ue, Te Patutahora, Ngati Rangataua, and Ngai Tamapare.
 
 
Ngai Tamapare translates to mean the two daughters that is, Tamahine and Pare meaning under the protection of the mantle of these two women who gave birth to the people of this area. This information is dedicated to the people of Ngai Tamapare by Poroto Ngarupo, as a taonga of knowledge as a plumage of your head to stand with pride and dignity under the name of your ancestors Ueimua and Tapa.
 
(Na Te Tuhi Mate)