Ngarangiora Te Hau was born in Wairoa and went to Massey University where he completed an agriculture degree. He worked on the family farm in Mahia Peninsula and was on the management of Tawapata South Incorporation. He married Paku Webber from Mahia and had three children.
- Phone conversation with Te Rauhina Te Hau on 4 August 1998.
- Eastern Māori Electoral Rolls 1975, 1978.
- "Bishop John Coleridge Patterson, 1827-1871." Historical Review: Journal of the Whakatane and District Historical Society Inc. 10.2 (1962): 54-56.
- This paper, a tribute to Bishop Patterson and an account of the events leading up to his death, is, according to the Historical Review notes, ‘based on a sermon composed by Rev. Canon Dr. C. E. Cox at the centenary of Patterson’s consecration as Bishop, 24 Feb. 1961.’ Rev. N. Te Hau read the paper to the Whakatane and District Historical Society on 15 May, 1962.