Story: Tūranga i te hapori – status in Māori society

Te Rauparaha (2nd of 2)

Te Rauparaha

Ngāti Toa chief Te Rauparaha was teina (junior) to his half-brother, Nohorua, yet due to his leadership abilities he commanded his people.

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Basil Keane, 'Tūranga i te hapori – status in Māori society - Tribal traditions of status and rank', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 November 2023)

Story by Basil Keane, published 5 May 2011