Ancient Leader of the Tainui Waka migration & settlement throughout Waikato (circa 14th century), an heroic & anointed noble woman of great mana and significance, her story diminished by 19th & 20th century re-telling of oral traditions.

Lost in history’s mists, she represents the previous era, the times before ours. Hers is a legendary blockbuster – a passionate narrative of battles, love & betrayal, mystery & magic, and the struggle to survive on this new land.

Whakaotirangi’s garden site between Kawhia & Aotea

He Tangata Project