Story: Urban Māori

Tūhoe festival

Tūhoe festival

Every two years the Ngāi Tūhoe tribe holds a festival called Te Hui Ahurei. This draws many urban members back to the tribal area to renew their ties and enjoy cultural and sporting activities. In this photograph, members of an Auckland-based Tūhoe group, Te Tira Hōu, perform at the 2003 Hui Ahurei at Rūātoki.

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Paul Meredith, 'Urban Māori - Urban networks', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 June 2022)

Story by Paul Meredith, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 17 Feb 2015