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An historic photo of a wharenikau similar to the wharenikau built by Manuka's sons for their parents Mere and Manuka. To view the construction of a wharenikau at the Mangatowai site in October 2006 click here.

Tamati Henare ("Raureti") who originally purchased the Akatarere Block in the 1930's.
Manuka Henare and mokopuna with Father ("Pateo") Wanders - one of the Mill Hill priests. Grandmother Mere and her sons Tamaiti, Rickihana, Wiroa, Mihipo Heremia Henare.
Manuka Mihipo Henare Te Whare Karakia at Waimahana around 1920. The wairua and remnants remain onsite.
Wedding: Harry Brown and Maria Henare at Mangatowai, (7.1. 59).


The original wharehui at Mangatowai  

The old marae site was closed off in 1990 by Father Tony Brown of Waitaruke and Waihora More with over 80 people attended the hui


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