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Duchy rankNgapuhi
Primary culture
Maori (Pacific)

Capital province
Te Tai Tokerau (1106)

Polynesian Tribe Government tribal.png

State religion

Technology group
PolynesianPolynesian technology group
Iwi ideas
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For countries with Primary culture.png Maori primary culture.

Traditions.png Traditions:

−10% Recruitment time
−20% Harsh treatment cost

National sailors modifier.png Sons of Kupe

+10% National sailors modifier
+10% Colonial range

Tolerance of the true faith.png Kaitiakitanga

+1 Tolerance of the true faith

Stability cost modifier.png Kaumatua

−20% Stability cost modifier

Morale of armies.png Kapa Haka

+10% Morale of armies

Fort maintenance.png Pa Defence

−10% Fort maintenance

Land leader shock.png Te Moko

+1 Land leader shock

Core-creation cost.png The Maori King Movement

−10% Core-creation cost
+1 Yearly legitimacy

Idea bonus.png Ambition:

+1 Yearly prestige

Ngapuhi is a one-province Maori chiefdom (iwi) in the far north of New Zealand. It is able to form Flag of Aotearoa Aotearoa by uniting the other iwi under its rule. Its only neighbour is Flag of Tainui Tainui to the south.

Events[edit | edit source]

Main article: Polynesian events

As a Maori culture country, Ngapuhi experiences the Polynesian events, including both Polynesian generic events and Maori events.

Missions[edit | edit source]

Main article: Polynesian missions

Ngapuhi uses the Polynesian mission tree, common to Maori culture countries, focussing on uniting New Zealand and colonising Oceania.

Decisions[edit | edit source]


Execute decision.pngForm Aotearoa

We have emerged as the Iwi that will unite them all under the same banner. The rise of Aotearoa starts today!

Potential requirements

Flag of Aotearoa Aotearoa does not exists
The country:

If the country is AI-controlled then it:


Flag of Aotearoa Aotearoa does not exists
The country:

  • is not a subject nation other than a tributary state.
  • is not at war.
  • has its Capital.png Capital as core province in Colonial Australia region
  • owns at least 7 provinces in:
    • Te Ika a Maui Hauauru area
    • Te Ika a Maui Waho area
    • Te Waipounamu area


The country:

  • becomes Flag of Aotearoa Aotearoa.
  • gains Yearly prestige.png 25 prestige.
  • gets the Msg event.png event ‘New Traditions & Ambitions’, unless it has custom or Iwi ideas.
  • increases rank to Kingdom rank kingdom, if it is a Duchy rank duchy
  • gains a permanent claim on:
    • Te Ika a Maui Hauauru area
    • Te Ika a Maui Waho area
    • Te Waipounamu area
  • gets “Increased Centralization” for Time Icon.png 20 years, giving:
    • Autonomy.png −0.05 monthly autonomy change,
    • National unrest.png +1 national unrest.

AI will always take this decision.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Strategy The below is one of many player suggested strategies for Ngapuhi. Bear in mind, due to the dynamic nature of the game, it may unfold differently for other players.
Main article: Aotearoa#Strategy

Uniting New Zealand as quickly as possible to form Aotearoa is likely to be a priority when playing as Ngapuhi, as European nations will begin colonising Oceania relatively soon after beginning to colonise the Americas, and be extremely difficult to evict. The kingdom government rank can be achieved without forming Aotearoa through the Centralize the Realm mission; however, irrespective of whether the player chooses to form Aotearoa the same strategies will be relevant for Ngapuhi once it has united New Zealand.

Ngapuhi starts with 10 development, equal to Tainui, Flag of Ngati Ranginui Ngati Ranginui and Flag of Ngati Toa Ngati Toa as the highest in New Zealand. Additionally, their geographic position enables them to fabricate claims on any other province in New Zealand, allowing flexibility in expansion. Unlike other iwi, Ngapuhi has the option to expand outside of New Zealand right away as well, with the Fijian nations of Flag of Lau Lau, Flag of Vanua Levu Vanua Levu and Flag of Viti Levu Viti Levu adjacent via sea. However, it is recommended to expand into New Zealand first for a number of reasons. Firstly, the mission tree provides rewards for uniting New Zealand which will give Ngapuhi a significant early boost (along with the ability to form Aotearoa). Secondly, while troops are tied down in the Fijian islands conquering them and/or dealing with rebels, Ngapuhi's homeland is vulnerable to attack unless Tainui can be secured as an ally. Additionally, invasions over sea are much more difficult than via land, especially at the start of the game when technology is poor. Unifying New Zealand will give Ngapuhi a considerable economic and military advantage over the Fijian OPMs (even if one of them were able to form Flag of Viti Viti, which is unlikely) and also provide mission completion rewards in the form of monarch points and modifiers that will make taking Fiji significantly easier.

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