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Puke Ariki is built on the site of the important Puke Ariki pā and papakāinga. The Rangitira Te Rangiāpitirua and his people lived on Puke Ariki from the late 1700’s to the early 1800’s.

The ceremonial entrance, Museum foyer and Takapou Whāriki gallery of Puke Ariki hold many stories, taonga and connections that link people back to the past.


In this lesson students will build foundation knowledge of the people, places and stories associated with the Puke Ariki pā (fortified village) and papakāinga (settlement) right up to the early settlement of Ngāmotu (New Plymouth). A number of exhibitions and spaces within Puke Ariki will be utilised in this lesson. Pēpehatanga Kōrero o Puke Ariki compliments students researching their school or family pēpeha.

Ko Taranaki te mounga
Ko Huatoki te awa
Ko Tokomaru te waka
Ko Te Atiawa te iwi
Ko Puke Ariki te pā tūwatawata
Ko Ngāti Te Whiti te hapu

New Zealand Curriculum links

Social Sciences: This topic covers elements of Social Studies Levels 1-5.

Visual Arts: This topic covers elements of Visual Arts Levels 1-5.


Puke Ariki Museum
Terms 1 - 4 2020
Year level
Years 5 -10
1 Hour and 15 minutes
Free for schools in Tararnaki, $5 per students for schools outside of Taranaki
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