Kaitumutumu

Kaitumutumu marae is located on a hectare of land in Huntly. The principal hapuu that affiliate with this marae include Ngaati Whaawhaakia as well as Ngaati Kuiaarangi, Ngaati Maahuta and Ngaati Tai. The wharenui is named Ruateatea, the wharekai is Whaawhaakia and the kitchen complex (or kaauta) is named Ngaa Mangamanga.

The marae ancestrally links to the Tainui waka, the maunga Taupiri and the awa Waikato. Speaking protocols on Kaitumutumu marae are guided by the kawa of tauutuutu. The name ‘Kaitumutumu’ refers to the cows in the area constantly chewing their cud.