(Ki te Wairoa, ki Here-taunga, ki Wairarapa) Waka: Kurahaupo
The Maori history and place names of Hawke's Bay, by J.D.H. Buchanan ; edited by D.R. Simmons. (1973, 2004). 993.13 BUC
Carefully written and illustrated with many aerial photographs and maps, this book has been re-designed and re-released after being out of print but in demand for many years.
A carved cloak for Tahu , by Mere Whaanga. (2004). 993.13 WHA
Ngai Tahu Matawhaiti of Iwitea (near Wairoa)
Includes whakapapa, illustrations, diagrams, maps, moteatea, bibliography.
Rangitane : a tribal history , by J.M. McEwen. (1986, 2002) 993.101 MACE
This major work traces the history of the Rangitāne tribe, now based around the Manawatu but with genealogical and political links extending throughout central New Zealand.
Nga taumata : he whakaahua o Ngati Kahungunu = a portrait of Ngati Kahungunu : 1870-1906, Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Inc. [and] National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa ; [chief editor, Miria Simpson ; editor, whakapapa, Pat Parsons]. (2003). 993.13 NGA
A collection of biographical essays, whakapapa and photographs of Ngati Kahungunu tipuna. The photographs are from the Samuel Carnell collection in the Photographic Archive of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand.
Putea whakairo : Maori and the written word, by Bradford Haami. (2004). 993.1004 HAA
History of Ngāti Hikatoa, of Waimārama "through the writings of seven Māori people spanning four generations of the Maaka family. Included are genealogies, traditional histories, and personal documents writeen in Māori and in English that date from 1848-1978" - backcover.
Includes Whakapapa, portraits and illustrations, copies of manuscripts.
Bagnall, A. G. Wairarapa : an historical excursion, 1976.
Ballara, Angela. The origins of Ngati Kahungunu, Originally presented as the author's thesis (Ph.D.)--Victoria University of Wellington, 1991.
It re-examines European tribal histories in the light of Maori Traditions about the region often believed to have been Ngati Kahungunu territory since the sixteenth century. Because one of the most important sources of local Maori tradition is the oral evidence given to the Native Land Court in the nineteenth century, Maori witnesses' accounts are used as a major resource.
Boyd, M. D. City of the plains : a history of Hastings, Victoria University Press, 1984.
Colenso, William. Ancient tide-lore and tales of the sea from the two ends of the world : East Coast Maori stories, Kiwi Pub, 1996.
Davidson, Janet. The pre-history of New Zealand, Auckland : Longman Paul, 1987.
Includes the Wairarapa region.
Dunlop, Beverley. Profile of a province : Hawkes Bay, Hodder & Stoughton, 1986.
Hogan, Helen. Renata's journey : ko te haerenga o Renata, Christchurch : Canterbury University Press, 1994.
Renata Kawepo travelled with Bishop Selwyn, visiting Anglican mission posts in North Island and Nelson (1843-4). (Kahungunu, Te Upokoiri, Hinemanu).
Lambert, Thomas. The story of Old Wairoa and the East Coast district, North Island New Zealand, Reed, 1998.
Te whanau a Karepa Tukareaho Mataira : he pukapuka whakamahara mo te hui whanau a nga uri o te tipuna nei, a Karepa Tukareaho Mataira i tu ki Nuhaka i 28 - 30 o Poutu-te-rangi, 1997. , edited by Junior Te Ratu Karepa Mataira. (whakapapa tables).
Mitchell, J. H. Takitimu : a history of Ngati Kahungunu, Wellington : AH & AW Reed, 1972.
Ngata, Apirana. A brief account of Ngati Kahungunu origins.
Ngata, Apirana. The Porourangi Maori Cultural School , Rauru-nui-a-Toi course : lectures 1-7.
The Mohaka ki Ahuriri report , New Zealand. Waitangi Tribunal, 2004.
The claimants are predominantly hapu of Ngati Kahungunu, although some identify more or equally with Ngati Tuwharetoa or have links to Tuhoe.
Porter, Thomas, W. R. Legends of the Maori and personal reminiscences of the East Coast of New Zealand, 1925.
Prehistoric man in Palliser Bay, editors, B. Foss Leach and Helen M. Leach. 1979.
Simpson, Tony. Te riri Pakeha : the white man's anger, Wairua : Alister Taylor, 1979. (small part of the book relates to this region).
Spence, Richard. Whakaaria mai : the biography of Canon Wiremu Wi te Tau Huata, Palmerston North, N.Z. : Dunmore Press, 1994.
Takitimu Marae. Kahungunu, 1976.
Wilson, J. G. The history of Hawkes Bay, 1976.