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King Tūheitia

King Tūheitia

Te Arikinui Tūheitia Paki, the present Māori king, is shown seated on the throne at Tūrangawaewae on 21 August 2006, soon after his succession. The line of Māori sovereigns stretches back to 1858, and Tūheitia is the seventh monarch.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Waikato region - Te Kīngitanga, 1880 onwards', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 April 2024)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, updated 1 Jul 2015