He Hītori

INTRODUCTION

The timeline is from the book Te Ihingarangi : a history of the Karapiro and Maungatautari area by Te Kaapo Clark and Lyn Tairi. It was published by the Electricity Corporation of New Zealand in 1992 and in conjunction with the taurapa erected at Karapiro signifies the respect Electricity Corporation has for tangata whenua.

This timeline traces the whakapapa of the tangata whenua of Maungatautari. Maungatautari and Karapiro have a long and rich history of Māori settlement, a place of great importance for food and transport.

This timeline provides descendants of Te Ihingarangi with a history of the area but more importantly it connects the whānau of Maungatautari with our tipuna.