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1300 Arrival of the Mamari Canoe at Omamari.

1350 Arrival of the Mahuhu Canoe. It came down the coast and put some of its people off at Kaipara then went back up North to the Awanui District.
Ngati Awa canoe arrives at Bay of Plenty.

1450 Ngati Awa whose canoe had came in a century earlier to the Bay of Plenty area came north to Muriwhenua and started fighting with Ngati Whatua.

1500 Ngati Awa started to move south again being driven a head of Ngati Whatua.

1515 Ngati whatua had already in earlier years exterminated the original people around Kaitaia. They had moved south taking land from South Hokianga to Wairau and exterminating all of the original people of the Waipoua forest.

1600 - 1650 Some of the Ngati whatua being the ancestors of Tirarau and Parore Te Awha moved to Maunganui south mingling (inter-marriage via Toa's slave wife) with Ngati Rangi.
This is the reason why in later generations Parore Te Awha had a greater right to Maunganui Bluff

By 1600 A section of Ngati whatua moved on the Wairoa, Dargaville.

1625 The propagator of Te Roroa was Ikataora being Toa's father.. Those by the first wife stayed on the land between Wairau and the Hokianga (being Te Roroa). Those born via Toa's third wife being from where Parore Te Awha and Tirarau and Taurau descends 5/6 generations later.
Those via Toa's third slave wife (connected to Parore's ancestors) some also descend and propagate the Te Uri o hau and those via Taramainuku being Parore Te Awha's grandfather got the lands of Tutamoe, Maunganui and Kaihu via Taramainuku's sister who was Ngati Rangi.
Reason being why about 150 years later (1800's) therefore -
- Te Roroa's home lands were to the Waipoua North via ancestry,
- as likewise the Te Uri o hau to the south of the Wairoa River south of Dargaville
- and why the lands of Kaihu, Tutamoe and Maunganui belonged to Parore Te Awha and Tirarau's fore fathers had become closely related to Ngapuhi and closely related to Eastern Ngapuhi re Hongi Hika (Ngapuhi Proper).

1793 Ngatiwhatua attack Ngapuhi at Puketona, Kaikohe.


1795 Rori (Ngapuhi of upper Hokianga) attacked the Roroa and pushed them back into the back of the Waipoua Forest being Wairau. Taoho moved southward without permission onto Parore Te Awha's father's land being at Waipoua and onto the Kaihu valley at Opanake. Squabbling took place but Tirarau and Parore's father agreed to leave them there until his death.

1805 Pokia (Hongi Hika's relation from Eastern Ngapuhi) came for a friendly visit to see Taoho. Taoho invited them to come and attack Ngati whatua due to Adultery at Otamatea.
Pokia's son was killed. (Note - Pokia is also an ancestor of Hone Heka)

1805/6 Pokia came to Kaihu to resume his sons bones and found out that Taoho had not taken revenge for his son's death. He then realised he had been tricked so he took home the women and children of Te Awha's being Parore Te Awha's father's family being those also closely related to the Ngapuhi proper (as his wife was of Ngapuhi proper) leaving the men on the ground as Pokia planed to take payment.

1805 Te Kaha and Te Kairau came and lived at Maunganui Bluff on Te Awha land coming from Punikitere south west of Kaikohe. They were of western Ngapuhi and they came to protect Te Awha's land being related to both sides.
Te Roroa were now to become split as Tiopira's father and follower stayed to the north of Maunganui Bluff while Taoho of Te Roroa and his followers were now at Opanake, Kaihu being east of Maunganui..

1806 A series of attacks now took place.
Ngapuhi proper attack Taoho's section of Te Roroa and pushed them south of the Wairoa River below Dargaville to Toka Toka.

1807 The battle at Moremonui took place.
Ngati whatua and Roroa won the fight on the day but Taoho of Te Roroa had to stay in exile for safety re- the Marking of the Sands as told in the Polynesian Journals. Pokia killed.
Due to the Marking of the Sands Taoho and his section of Te Roroa along with Ngati whatua remained south associates of this line. Hongi Hika who was at the battle decided one day he would get revenge for his relation Pokia.

1810 Second Epidemic.

1812 Fighting Te Hiti.

1815 Ngati whatua along with some of Roroa go to South Taranaki purchasing mats.

1819 Roroa and sections of western Ngapuhi join forces on various Manslaughter expeditions south and onto Wellington and Wairarapa.
Te Roroa chief killed due to relationship to Ngati Awa.
Hongi went to England to get more muskets then puts Auckland Tribes on Notice.

1820 Taking of Tamaki.

1821 Taking of Thames.

1823 Fight at Rotorua.
Fight at Waikato.
March via Mangakaha.

1824 Te Kaha and Te Kairau of western Ngapuhi.
Taoho returns (Polynesian Journal)
Te Rore family allowed to live in Kaihu, Opanake, only under Parore's mana.

Tiopira chased into exile 1825 and Parore went back to Waimamaku.

1826 Ikaranganui - Ngati whatua defeated by Ngapuhi and chased to Waikato.

1826 Murepaenga dies at Puhoi being the Ngati Whatua chief who had opposed Ngapuhi more than any other.

1827 Maratea shot.

1828 Hone died.

1857 Tiopira's people allowed to move to Waipoua No.2, north of Maunganui Bluff.



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