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Taurekareka Hēnare, 1934

Taurekareka Hēnare, 1934

Northern Māori MP Taurekareka (Tau) Hēnare (Ngāti Hine, Ngāpuhi) escorts the governor-general, Lord Bledisloe, and his wife onto the Waitangi Treaty House grounds in 1934. Mr Hēnare represented the conservative Reform Party during his political career. His great-grandson and namesake entered Parliament as Northern Māori MP in 1993.

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Ann Sullivan, 'Tōrangapū – Māori and political parties - The emergence of the party system', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 April 2024)

Story by Ann Sullivan, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 18 Jul 2016