PEpeha

 

Pepeha are an important part of cultural identity, making those vital connections to your iwi and the whenua.

Here are two examples of Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō pepeha endorsed by Te Puna Ahurea, our Cultural Committee, and approved by the iwi Trusts, although we acknowledge that of course there will be variations. And that’s cool.

These examples are a good start for whānau wanting to get on their way. To start extending, look out for upcoming wānanga and resource initiatives. You can also log in to MāoriMe to access your profile and use your pepeha builder.

 

Te Pepeha a Ngāti Tarakaipa

Ko Kurahaupō te waka
Ko Raukawakawa te moana
Ko Puhi Kererū te maunga
Ko Anamahanga te whenua
Ko Te Ope a Kupe te kohatu mauri
Ko Rotoiti, Ko Rotoroa ngā roto
Ko Omaka te marae
Ko Tamahau te tangata
Ko Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō te iwi
Ko Ngāti Tarakaipa te hapū
Ko (your name) ahau

 

Te Pepeha a Pūaha Te Rangi

Ko Kurahaupō te waka
Ko Paparoa te pae maunga
Ko Kawatiri te awa
Ko Rotoiti, Ko Rotoroa ngā roto
Ko Hoani Mahuika te tangata
Ko Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō te iwi
Ko Pūaha te Rangi te hapū
Ko (your name) ahau