Rewi Maniapoto was a prominent member of Ngāti Maniapoto.  Influenced by both Māori and Pākehā teachers, he was literate, adept in combat, and a leader within the Kingitanga movement.  He had immense knowledge of Pākehā military strategies, and was an advisor to King Tāwhiao.  He also led the "final Māori stand" at Ōrākau.  Rewi Maniapoto Reserve was constructed in his honour; and he was buried there after his death a few months later.

Urupā site:  Rewi Maniapoto Reserve

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Ingoa/Name:  Rewi Manga Maniapoto

Iwi/Tribe:  Ngāti Maniapoto

Hapū/Subtribe:  Ngāti Paretekawa

Rohe/Region:  Kihikihi

Marae: Unknown

Kaiwhakaahua/Photographer:  Josiah Martin

DOB/DOD:  1807? - 21 June 1894

Burke Record Number:  9.2L53

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