Story: Rangitāne

Te Rau o Te Aroha Maori Battalion Hall, Palmerston North

Te Rau o Te Aroha Maori Battalion Hall, Palmerston North

This building, designed by John Scott and opened in 1964, blends Māori and Pākehā design elements. Adelaide Poananga, a 20th-century leader of Rangitāne, was one of those who pushed for the construction of this landmark building.

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Mason Durie and Meihana Durie, 'Rangitāne - 20th and 21st centuries: survival and adaptation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/3798/te-rau-o-te-aroha-maori-battalion-hall-palmerston-north (accessed 1 March 2020)

Story by Mason Durie and Meihana Durie, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 3 Mar 2017