Pounamunui (Houmaitawhiti) marae is located at Okere Falls, just east of Rotora. The primary hapu for this marae is Ngāti Hinekura of Ngāti Pikiao. The whare tupuna is Houmaitawhiti, named after the father of Tamatekapua (the captain of Te Arawa waka). The whare kai is named after one of his wives, Hinekukutirangi. This whare tupuna was built at Maketū before being brought to its current site at Ōtaramarae Bay.