Story: Kīngitanga – the Māori King movement

Poukai marae

Poukai marae

Since the 1880s, during the reign of King Tāwhiao, the marae affiliated to the Kīngitanga have been held together by traditions such as the poukai, an annual circuit of visits by the king that includes feasting and cultural performances. This map shows the marae that are included in the round of poukai.

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Rahui Papa and Paul Meredith, 'Kīngitanga – the Māori King movement - Te Atairangikaahu, 1966–2006, and Tūheitia, 2006–', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 5 December 2021)

Story by Rahui Papa and Paul Meredith, published 20 Jun 2012