Visit King Tāwhiao's Cottage
Tūkāroto Matutaera Pōtatau Te Wherowhero became the second Maori king in June 1860, when he succeeded his father, Pōtatau Te Wherowhero. As a young man, Tāwhiao lived in Mangere and in 1890 a cottage in front of Mangere Mountain was registered in his name.
This cottage has been moved by Auckland Council to the grounds of Mangere Mountain Education Centre and is being restored. When the project is finished, Tāwhiao's Cottage will provide visitors with a link to King Tāwhiao and enable visitors to appreciate the long connection of the Kingitanga with Mangere.
Learn the stories of our ancestors and the events that shaped the history of Mangere Mountain.