Maori canoes (waka) are paddled to honour the Maori King in Ngaruawahia
Ngaruawahia
Waka, Hamilton - Waikato

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Ngaruawahia

Ngaruawahia is culturally significant for Maori of the Waikato region. It is the home of the Maori King and the magnificent Turangawaewae Marae.

Just north of Hamilton, Ngaruawahia is a significant place for Maori culture and history. Home to the Maori King, Ngaruawahia hosts a number of important cultural events during the year.

Ornately carved Turangawaewae Marae is the Maori King's base. It is open to the public only once a year, during the annual regatta. Held on the nearest Saturday to the 17th of March, the regatta includes a parade of traditional war canoes on the Waikato River.

Ngaruawahia is located at the junction of two great rivers - Waikato and Waipa. These rivers were once important canoe routes for Maori and later for the European settlers. Taupiri Mountain, which watches over Ngaruawahia, is very sacred; on its slopes is the Waikato’s most significant Maori burial ground.

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Arrow Lodge Motel - Accommodation in Ngaruawahia New Zealand
Ngaruawahia
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Our motel is signposted on SH1 and is situated 80 metres along Market St. The property runs down to the reserve by the Waikato River and it is a short walk to the supermarket, shops, banks, ATM machines and an internet cafe. We are 10 minutes from Hamilton and about 1 hour from downtown Auckland. There is a RSA and restaurant opposite and there are various f... (more)
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