Story: Kaumātua – Māori elders

Kaumātua and rūnanga: Tākitimu (2nd of 4)

Kaumātua and rūnanga: Tākitimu

This was the first meeting of the Tākitimu Māori Council, in 1902, at Te Poho-o-Rāwiri meeting house. The council was a government-sponsored form of the traditional rūnanga (tribal council).

Seated: Mr Brooking; Otene Pitau. Front row standing: Takina (Kaiti), Charles Ferris (Gisborne), Hetekia Te Kane Pere (Gisborne), Paratene Tatae (Manutūkē), Hemi Tutapu, Matenga Taihuka Te Kooti (far right). Back row: Hapi Hinaki (Whāngārā), Paora Kohu (Muriwai), Pewhairangi (Tokomaru Bay), Rangi (Tolaga Bay), Arani Kunaiti (Te Rēinga).

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Rawinia Higgins and Paul Meredith, 'Kaumātua – Māori elders - Kaumātua and leadership', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/28368/kaumatua-and-runanga-takitimu (accessed 24 September 2019)

Story by Rawinia Higgins and Paul Meredith, published 5 May 2011