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
82Sheet 8 — The Cook Strait (Henry Williams) SheetTe PukeKīngi Hōri Te Puke-ki-MahauarikiNgāti RaukawaNgāti Pare, Ngāti WaihurehiaŌtaki? 19 May 1840

Te Puke signed Te Tiriti at Ōtaki on 19 May 1840. In the late 1820s Te Puke migrated with large sections of Ngāti Raukawa from Maungatautari in the Waikato to the Kāpiti region. In 1846 he opposed Te Rangihaeata establishing a base at Ōtaki.


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' Kīngi Hōri Te Puke-ki-Mahauariki', URL:, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 7-Jul-2020

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