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Māori iwi (tribe) in Aotearoa New Zealand

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Ngāti Awa: Māori iwi (tribe) in Aotearoa New Zealand
Ngāti Awa is a Māori iwi (tribe) centred in the eastern Bay of Plenty Region of New Zealand. It is made of 22 hapu (subtribes), with 15,258 people claiming affiliation to the iwi in 2006. The Ngāti Awa people are primarily located in towns on the Rangitaiki Plain, including Whakatane, Kawerau, Edgecumbe, Te Teko and Matata. Two urban hapu also exist in Auckland and Wellington.

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'I cried, as did the families': Maori chief’s heartbreak after deadly Whakaari eruption

The chief of the Ngati Awa, the Maori iwi from the area where the Whakaari volcano erupted this week, says he is “heartbroken” lives have been lost in his local area.
SBS - Published

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