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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