Story: Kaumātua – Māori elders

Kaumātua and rūnanga: Waiōmio (1st of 4)

Kaumātua and rūnanga: Waiōmio

This group is outside the whare rūnanga (building where the village council sat) of Te Ruki Kawiti in Waiōmio, in the 1880s. Kaumātua attended rūnanga (village councils).

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Rawinia Higgins and Paul Meredith, 'Kaumātua – Māori elders - Kaumātua and leadership', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 July 2024)

Story by Rawinia Higgins and Paul Meredith, published 5 May 2011