Story: Marriage and partnering

Marriage breakfast

Marriage breakfast

Riria and Rangi Utiki are shown here at the Ritz Tearooms after their wedding in 1941. The couple had met at Wellington's Ngāti Pōneke Young Māori Club, where they were members of the concert party.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Riria Utiku Collection
Reference: 1/2-180901-F

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Megan Cook, 'Marriage and partnering - Marriage in traditional Māori society', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 December 2023)

Story by Megan Cook, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 May 2017