Story: Kīngitanga – the Māori King movement

Koroneihana, 1991

The Māori queen, Dame Te Atairangikaahu, is shown dancing at Tūrangawaewae marae during Koroneihana (coronation celebrations) in 1991. This enduring Kīngitanga tradition is held annually at Tūrangawaewae, with people gathering for several days of celebration and sporting events. 1991 was the 25th anniversary of Dame Te Atairangikaahu's coronation.

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Rahui Papa and Paul Meredith, 'Kīngitanga – the Māori King movement - Origins of the Kīngitanga', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 April 2024)

Story by Rahui Papa and Paul Meredith, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 2 Mar 2023