Tahuwhakatiki Marae was established in 1911 on land donated by the 19th-century Ngā Pōtiki leader Eruera Te Tauhou.
The fully carved wharenui Rongomainohorangi (Rōmai) commemorates a renowned Mataatua ancestor. The whare manaaki commemorates his wife Tuwairua, also an ancestor of note who belonged to Ngāti Pūkenga.
The whakairo were produced in classic Te Arawa style under the direction of master carver Hoani Taiapa at the Māori Arts and Crafts Institute, Whakarewarewa. The two pieces on the māhau are more recent and are based on whakairo from the wharenui Tamapahore, which was carved in 1896 by master carver Meihana Tawakura of Ngā Pōtiki / Ngāti Awa.
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