Story: Kotahitanga – unity movements

Māori councils: Maahunui Māori Council (1st of 3)

Māori councils: Maahunui Māori Council

Members of the Maahunui Māori Council, Kaiapoi, are shown here at the beginning of the 20th century. This council, like others around the country, was set up under legislation that empowered councils similar to traditional rūnanga. Back row: Teone P. Koruarua (Taumutu), Hoani T. Pere (Little River), J. H. W. Uru (Poutini, secretary), Apera P. Ruru (Port Levy), Teone Watene (Rāpaki). Front row: Tame E. Kiri (Kaiapoi), Henare Kahi (Temuka), Taituha Hape (Kaiapoi, chairman), Teone Tikao Wira (Temuka), Tiemi Taare Rikiti (Waihoa).

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Basil Keane, 'Kotahitanga – unity movements - Parliamentary unity movements, 1870 to 1900', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/33591/maori-councils-maahunui-maori-council (accessed 23 July 2019)

Story by Basil Keane, published 20 Jun 2012