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
94Sheet 8 — The Cook Strait (Henry Williams) SheetTauhekeIhaia TauekiMuaūpokoManawatū 26 May 1840

Taueki has been described as an ariki of Muaūpoko. His parents were Tapuwae and Kuraituhi. He is said to have been ‘physically strong and imposing in appearance’ and ‘a peaceful, politic man’. He and Muaupoko more generally are associated with the lands in and around Lake Horowhenua, including the fortified pā, Raia Te Karaka.

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'Ihaia Taueki?', URL:, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 13-Sep-2019

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Jamie M

Posted: 13 Sep 2019

Thanks for this - I've now updated the page from the He Tohu record


Posted: 03 Sep 2019

The Iwi is Muaūpoko and the hapū is Ngati Tamarangi - not Ngāti Apa. It is also more probable that the rangatira - Taueki - signed Te Tiriti. Ihaia Taueki could have signed it, but it was more likely to be his father, Taueki.