Story: Māori newspapers and magazines – ngā niupepa me ngā moheni

Te Kahiti Tuturu

Te Kahiti Tuturu

This is the masthead of Te Kahiti Tuturu mo Aotearoa, me te Waipounamu (the true gazette for the North and South Islands). The masthead is a representation of the coat of arms of the Kīngitanga (Māori King movement). The motto at the bottom is 'Ko te Mana Motuhake' (independent authority). The Kīngitanga-published paper announced that an independent Māori land court would operate under the authority of the Kīngitanga. The proclamation was made by W. T. Taingākawa Te Waharoa, also known as Tupu Taingākawa, who signed as tumuaki (leader) of the Kīngitanga. The reference to the true gazette illustrates Kīngitanga efforts to circumvent the New Zealand government and its kahiti (the Māori form of the New Zealand Gazette).

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Reference: Ko te kahiti tuturu mo Aotearoa me Te Waipounamu, 18 Hepetema (Septmenber), 1896, p. 1

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Jane McRae, 'Māori newspapers and magazines – ngā niupepa me ngā moheni - Māori-owned newspapers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 March 2018)

Story by Jane McRae, published 22 Oct 2014