Story: Ngā rōpū – Māori organisations

Repudiation movement

Repudiation movement

The repudiation movement was based in Hawke's Bay and was headed by Henare Matua. The movement had its own Māori-language newspaper. Its philosophy was based around repudiating unfair leases and purchases. A number of its members later joined the Kotahitanga movement.

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Basil Keane, 'Ngā rōpū – Māori organisations - 19th-century Māori organisations', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 June 2024)

Story by Basil Keane, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Jun 2017