Tag Archives: Māori

Trouble in Maoridom

  March 14, 2010 at 5:14 pm by

The Maori King, Tuheitia Paki, has been told to reveal his spending and that of his staff. The Tainui, the tribal Maori parliament, has demanded His Highness open his books to dispel rumours of mishandling funds. The Maori King lives on an annual budget of $1.2 million NZD, which is more than four times the amount his mother’s, the late beloved Maori Queen, budget of $250,000 NZD. Though the King … Continue reading

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Te Puea Hèrangi, A Māori Princess

  May 22, 2009 at 1:05 pm by

Te Puea Hèrangi was born the granddaughter of the second Māori King, Tawhiao, in 1883. Te Puea is recognised as having been a famous and influential leader for Māori, with many great achievements throughout her life. One of the most notable occasions where she was a rallying point for Māori people was during World War I, when she objected to conscription. Te Puea made her farm available to those escaping … Continue reading

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History of the Māori Kings of New Zealand

  May 12, 2009 at 10:19 pm by

New Zealand was first settled by the Māori, and they were later followed (in the early 1800s) by European whalers and sealers, before gradually missionaries and traders arrived. On February 6 1840 the Treaty of Waitangi was signed; in the Treaty Māori ceded ‘sovereignty’ or ‘guardianship’ to HM The Queen of England, and in return they were granted the status of her citizens. Later, problems began to arise as it … Continue reading

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