Story: Kāwanatanga – Māori engagement with the state

Mete Kīngi Te Rangi Paetahi (2nd of 3)

Mete Kīngi Te Rangi Paetahi

Mete Kīngi Te Rangi Paetahi 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. In other engagements during the New Zealand wars he became known as General Mete Kīngi. He became the first MP for Western Māori in 1868. In 1881 he took part in the dispersal of Te Whiti's followers from Parihaka.

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Paul Meredith and Rawinia Higgins, 'Kāwanatanga – Māori engagement with the state - Containing Māori opposition', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/37446/mete-kingi-te-rangi-paetahi (accessed 25 May 2019)

Story by Paul Meredith and Rawinia Higgins, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 22 Aug 2016