Ngati Kahungunu

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Duchy rankNgati Kahungunu
Ngati Kahungunu.png
Primary culture
Maori (Pacific)

Capital province
Wairarapa (2737)

Polynesian Tribe Government tribal.png

State religion

Technology group
PolynesianPolynesian technology group
Iwi ideas
Ambox outdated info.png Please help with verifying or updating this infobox. It was last verified for version 1.33.


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

Ngati Kahungunu is a one-province Maori chiefdom (iwi) on the North Island of New Zealand. By uniting New Zealand under its rule, it is able to form Flag of Aotearoa Aotearoa. It borders Flag of Ngati Toa Ngati Toa to the west, and both Flag of Ngati Ranginui Ngati Ranginui and Flag of Ngati Awa Ngati Awa to the north.

Events[edit | edit source]

Main article: Polynesian events

Ngati Kahungunu, like other iwi, experiences Polynesian events including both Polynesian generic events and Maori events.

Missions[edit | edit source]

Main article: Polynesian missions

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

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 Ngati Kahungunu. 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 Ngati Kahungunu, as European nations will begin colonising Oceania relatively soon after beginning to colonise the Americas, and be extremely difficult to evict. Ngati Kahungunu starts with only 7 development, the lowest in the North Island. However, their geographic position enables them to fabricate claims on any other province in New Zealand, allowing more flexibility in expansion. 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 Ngati Kahungunu once it has united New Zealand.

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