Story: Ngā mahi tika

Burial service, Taupiri, 2011

Burial service, Taupiri, 2011

A long line of mourners follows the pallbearers as they carry the coffin of Whatumoana Paki, father of the reigning Māori King, to its resting place on Taupiri Mountain, near Huntly. Every Māori monarch has been buried on the summit of this sacred urupā (cemetery). 

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Mark Derby, 'Ngā mahi tika - Tangi, birth and modern-day custom', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 January 2022)

Story by Mark Derby, published 5 Sep 2013