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Wiremu Tamihana

Ngati Haua’s great nineteenth century leader Wiremu Tamihana was nicknamed ‘the Kingmaker’ because of the way he helped convince the many peoples of Tainui to support the establishment of the Waikato Kingdom in the middle of the nineteenth century. Tamihana was born on Maungakawa pa, which stood in the north of the range, on its highest peak. 

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