Mete Kīngi Te Rangi Paetahi, seen here around 1862, was a leader of Te Āti Haunui-a-Pāpārangi from the Whanganui region. He opposed the Māori King movement and in 1864 led pro-government Māori at the battle of Moutoa. He became the first MP for Western Māori in 1868. Later, in 1881, Mete Kīngi took part in the dispersal of Te Whiti's followers from Parihaka in Taranaki.
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