Letters written by Maui Pomare - Tupuna Wahine. Who instigated the petition to ensure Wahine kept ownership of their land on the Kapiti Coast. Majority at Manukorikiri as they observe Maui statue have no idea about this factual history accept Ngatiawa ki Waitara. His mokopuna also were unaware until recently.
"Ihaia continued to oppose Te Rangitake for reasons of his own. Demonstrating political astuteness, he wrote letters to newspapers with the intention of rousing settler opposition to Te Rangitake. He supported Te Teira's sale of Waitara land to the government and when war began in March 1860 he assisted the government. On 27 June 1860 he guided British troops into position before the attack on Puke-ta-kauere pa. Although the British were severely defeated, Ihaia was praised for his part in the operation. In 1869 he helped raise Maori troops to fight Titokowaru and advised the government on Maori matters." His mokopuna doing the same in 2016 "newspapers with the intention" to decieve.Otaraua Chief Ihaia Kirikumara click link
Waitara belongs to Te Rangitaake Ngatiawa "Rebels" - Hapu, DNA and whangai whanau the original owners.