Pāhou marae is located 14 km east of Gisborne, in the township of Manutuke. It identifies primarily with the hapū Ngāti Maru of Rongowhakaata.
The wharepuni is named Te Poho o Taharakau and the wharekai is Mokai. There is also an urupa, Maheni. The marae connects ancestrally with the waka Horouta and Takitimu, the maunga Puketapu, and the awa Waipaoa and Karaua.