Tuapiro marae is located in Katikati, 43 km north of Tauranga. The primary hapū is Ngāti Te Wai of Ngai te Rangi and Ngāti Ranginui. The whare tipuna is named Ngā Kurī a Wharei. The wharekai is Muriwai. Tuapiro marae connects to the Mataatua amd Takitimu waka, the maunga Hikurangi and the awa Tuapiro.