"Whakapuupuutia mai o maanuka kia kore ai e whati -
Cluster the branches of a manuka so that they will not break"
ABOUT PĀROA MARAE
Pāroa Marae is located at 22A Taiwhakāea Road facing north towards Pāroa beach and Moutohorā. It is north of Whakatāne township, close to the Orīni Awa. The primary hapū is Ngāi Taiwhakāea of Ngāti Awa. The whare tipuna is called Taiwhakāea and the wharekai Toanātini. The marae connects ancestrally to the waka Mātaatua, the maunga Kāpūterangi, Pūtauaki and Moutohorā, and the awa Whakatāne and Orīni.
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