Story: Māori prophetic movements – ngā poropiti

Manu Ariki marae

Ritchie Wilson, a representative of Manu Ariki marae, talks about the prophecy which foresaw Manu Ariki's establishment. Manu Ariki marae is a spiritual community founded by Māori prophet Alexander Phillips at Taumarunui. In 2007 Phillips celebrated his 90th birthday as the ‘last Māori prophet’; he died in 2008.

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Judith Binney, 'Māori prophetic movements – ngā poropiti - Other 20th-century prophets', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 May 2022)

Story by Judith Binney, published 5 May 2011