Story: Ngāti Apa

The Rātana Church

The Rātana Church

The Rātana Church, located at Rātana , near Turakina, was opened in 1927. It is the headquarters of the religion founded by Tahupōtiki Wiremu Rātana. The design of the building incorporates many of the symbols used by the faith.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Albert Percy Godber Collection (PA-Group-00048)
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Photograph by Albert Percy Godber

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How to cite this page:

Grant Huwyler, 'Ngāti Apa - Spiritual and political leadership', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/2489/the-ratana-church (accessed 19 January 2020)

Story by Grant Huwyler, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 22 Mar 2017