This is the Maahunui Māori Council at the beginning of the 20th century. The council was a government-sponsored forum which was similar to the traditional rūnanga (tribal council).
Back row: Teone P. Koruarua (Taumutu), Hoani T. Pere (Litte River), J. H. W. Uru (Poutini, secretary), Apera P. Ruru (Port Levy), Teone Watene (Rāpaki). Front row: Tame E. Kiri (Kaiapoi), Henare Kahi (Temuka), Taituha Hape (Kaiapoi, chairman), Teone Tikao Wira (Temuka), Tiemi Taare Rikiti (Waihoa).
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