Story: Tūranga i te hapori – status in Māori society

Peter Fraser and King Korokī

Peter Fraser and King Korokī

Prime Minister Peter Fraser shakes hands with King Korokī in 1949. Korokī, the fifth Māori king, was part of an unbroken line of succession in the Kīngitanga, beginning with the first Māori king, Pōtatau Te Wherowhero. In 2011 Te Arikinui Tūheitia Paki was king.

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Basil Keane, 'Tūranga i te hapori – status in Māori society - Changes in leadership, 20th century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 January 2022)

Story by Basil Keane, published 5 May 2011