Rose Tahuparae stands beside her husband Rangitihi Rangiwaiata Tahuparae as they support the president of Uruguay, Tabare Vazquez, and his wife Maria, during a pōwhiri (welcoming ceremony) at Government House in 2007. Rangitihi Tahuparae of Whanganui was at the time the kaumātua of Parliament. When he died in 2008, Rose took his place as the parliamentary kaumātua.
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