To gain an understanding of your cultural identity, all roads eventually lead home to your turangawaewae, your place to stand, to belong.
The Waikato River is the longest river in New Zealand. Its catchment covers 14,260 square km or 12 per cent of the area of the North Island. The river starts its journey to the sea from high in the central North Island volcanic zone, 2797 metres above sea level.
Take a look at the history of Omahu Marae, between Napier and Hastings, and iwi Ngati Kahungunu and hapu Ngati Hinemanu and Ngati Upokoiri.