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, chair), Teone Tikao Wira (Temuka), Tiemi Taare Rikiti (Waihoa).
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