Story: Tōrangapū – Māori and political parties

First Māori MPs: Mete Kīngi (3rd of 3)

First Māori MPs: Mete Kīngi

Takarangi Mete Kīngi represented the Western Māori electorate from 1868 to 1870. He had earlier supported British and government troops during the New Zealand wars. After leaving Parliament he succeeded his father as the paramount chief of the Whanganui tribes.

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Ann Sullivan, 'Tōrangapū – Māori and political parties - Creating a Māori electoral system', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/37503/first-maori-mps-mete-kingi (accessed 18 January 2022)

Story by Ann Sullivan, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 18 Jul 2016