Nga Tohu

In 1840 more than 500 chiefs signed the Treaty of Waitangi, New Zealand’s founding document. Ngā Tohu, when complete, will contain a biographical sketch of each signatory.


SignatureSheetSigned asProbable nameTribeHapūSigning Occasion
69Sheet 1 — The Waitangi SheetTuirangiTuhirangiNgāpuhiTe Matarahurahu, Ngāti Rāhiri, Ngāi TawakeWaitangi 6 February 1840

Tuhirangi, who signed the Treaty of Waitangi on 6 February 1840 at Waitangi, is believed to have been the elder brother of Hōne Heke Pōkai. The two brothers sold the land which is now the Treaty Grounds at Waitangi.

If you have more information about this treaty signatory please add a community contribution below or contact us at

How to cite this page

'Tuhirangi', URL:, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 17-Jun-2016

Community contributions

No comments have been posted about Tuhirangi

What do you know?

Can you tell us more about the information on this page? Perhaps you have a related experience you would like to share?

This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.

Comments will be reviewed prior to posting. Not all comments posted. Tell me more...