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
8Sheet 3 — The Waikato-Manukau SheetTe PakaruNuitone Haupōkia Te Pakaru Ngāti ManiapotoNgāti Apakura, Ngāti UrunumiaWaikato Heads Late March or early April 1840

Nuitone Haupōkia Te Pakaru, also known as Te Haupōkia, signed Te Tiriti at the Waikato Heads mission station in late March or early April 1840. He also signed the Manukau–Kāwhia sheet using the name Haupōkia. He took the baptismal name Nuitone (Newton) later in life. In 1857 he was one of the rangatira present when the Ngāti Maniapoto people met at Haurua, near Ōtorohanga, and confirmed their support for Te Wherowhero as the first Māori king.


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