King Tuheitia Paki's son, Te Ariki Tamaroa has just returned from the island kingdom.
Now Waahi Pa in Huntly has opened its doors to receive donations.
Feeding and caring for people is a traditional practice at Waahi Paa.
“Since the inception of the Poukai, our practice is to help the widows, destitute and needy,” says spokesperson Hone-Haunui Rapana.
“So we as Māori are fortunate to have this opportunity to help our Pacific Island relations”.