Rangiwaho Marae


Ko Oraki te Maunga

Ko Tarakihinui te Awa

Ko Horouta te Waka

Ko Ngai Tāmanuhiri te Iwi

Ko Rangiwaho te Marae

 

Rangiwaho Marae sits at the foot of Oraki, in the area known as Tawatapu. Rangiwaho is named after the grandson of Tāmanuhiri. Rangiwaho was the father of Tutekawa, fondly remembered as ‘The Man’ by the people of Ngai Tāmanuhiri.

Today, the area is known as Bartletts, after Tom Bartlett. He was an early whaler and prominent businessman, who married into the iwi. Bartletts is situated thirty kilometres south of Gisborne, on State Highway 2. The old schoolon the left and the marae on the right are the last buildings you see on the road before it ascends into the Wharerata forest.

The meeting house was rebuilt and opened in 2012, and is still in it’s development stages. Ngai Tāmanuhiri plan to install an ablutions block and dining room within the next five years.