Ko Pukeroro te ingoa o te rangatira aa noona hoki te ingoa o te paa. E tuu ana te paa ki te taha uru o te piriti. He takiwaa o te rongopai, he waahi rangimarie aa he nui ngaa rua hei maara kai. Ko te Mauri o Pukeroro te puna wairua kua tukuna hei tohu maumahara o te paa o Pukeroro. Kei te ara huringa teenei waahi.
Pukeroro was the name of a chief who resided in the paa site named after him. Pukeroro paa site is located west of the bridge’s current position. This area was a peaceful settlement and one of its main functions was in food cultivation as evidenced by the large number of burrow pits that run along this part of the Cambridge section of the Waikato Expressway.
Te Mauri o Pukeroro (the sanctity of Pukeroro) a spiritual presence was relocated at the “roundabout” near the Pukeroro bridge, in respect and remembrance of the Pukeroro paa site.
Copyright: Ngāti Koroki Kahukura Trust and Ngāti Hauā Iwi Trust, 2015.