The Kingitanga Movement

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a presentation compiled by Angel Pule taha Kiingi, Laurie Henry and Nina Rakei (2008) for their Te Whiuwhiu o te Hau class.

a presentation compiled by Angel Pule taha Kiingi, Laurie Henry and Nina Rakei (2008) for their Te Whiuwhiu o te Hau class.

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  • 1.
    • Te Kîngitanga:
    • The People of the M ã ori King Movement
    • compiled by Angel Pule taha Kiingi, Laurie Henry and Nina Rakei (2008) for the Te Whiuwhiu o te Hau course.
  • 2. The Search for a King
    • Wiremu Taamihana – “Kingmaker”
    • “ Hinana ki Uta,
    • Hinana ki Tai,
    • Tirohia te wai I noho ai nga taniwha,
    • Tirohia te waahi I noho ai nga Rangatira, Tukuna ki Waikato.
    • Search the Land,
    • Search the Sea.
    • Look to the river where live the monsters, Look to the places where live the Chiefs,
    • Offer the Kingship to Waikato. (Turongo House, 2000)
  • 3. These key concepts were and are today, part of the liberation strategies within the movement of the Kingitanga of Aotearoa:
    • Te Whakapono,
    • Te Aroha, Te Ture.
    • Te Kotahitanga.
    • Te Mana Tangata.
    • Raupatu.
    • Motuhake
    • Tino Rangatiratanga.
    • Tahuhu Korero.
  • 4. Te Paki o Matariki
    • House of Potatau – The Family Crest
    • “ Peace and calm would return not just to Waikato but to Aotearoa”- ( King Tawhiao, 2000, pg109).
  • 5. Potatau Te Wherowhero 2/5/1859 – 25/6/1860
    • “ Te Whakapono, Te Aroha, Te Ture”.
    • Christianity, Love, and Law. (Te Wherowhero, 1860).
    Historical, ideological, socio-economic, political and cultural phenomena that has given rise to this indigenous liberation movement of the Kingitanga.
  • 6. Potatau Tawhiao 5/07/1860 – 26/08/1894
    • Te Kotahitanga
    • “ Kotahui te Kahao o te ngira e kuhuna ai Te miro ma, te miro pango, te miro whero”. (Turongo House, 2000. Pg 97)
  • 7. Mahuta 14/09/1894 – 09/11/1912
    • Te Mana Tangata
    • “ Be thou upright in all that you do.
    • Be strong, so that all portals may be opened unto you.” (Turongo House, 2000. Pg 109)
  • 8. Te Rata 24/11/1912 – 1/10/1933
    • Tino Rangatiratanga
    • “ O son,my advice to you is: Hold fast to the Tapokotea – the elders …(Turongo House, 2000. Pg 167)
  • 9. Koroki and Te Puea 8/10/1933 - 1966
    • Motuhake
    • “ If we were to recover “Te me ngaro “our prestige and general welfare, all will be restored to us in full.”
  • 10. Te Atairangi Kaahu 1966 - 2006
    • Raupatu
    • No reira tukua au akoranga kia pupu ake I roto, whakamahia katoatia nga taonga
    • kei roto ia koe. ( Te Atairangi kaahu, 2000)
  • 11. Tuheitia
    • Tāhuhu Korero
    • “ Waikato, Taniwharo he piko he taniwha, he piko he taniwha” Turongo House, 2000. Pg 87)
  • 12. A critical analysis to western/imperialism in relation to the Kingitanga
    • In conclusion despite all trials and tribulations the Kiingitanga, held true to their Mana and taonga tuku iho o nga tupuna, they have survived through western/imperialism by evolving and maintaining their Maaoritanga, from the impact of land confiscation, divide and conquer tactics and bloodshed. From those struggles rose the need for unification of Tainui iwi and reclamation of Raupatu thus resulting in empowering their identity as a people.
  • 13. References
    • Buddle, T. 1860. The Maori King Movement in New Zealand. Published Parnell, Auckland.
    • Mahuta, R.T. 1996. Te Kīngitanga: The People of the Māori King Movement. Auckland
    • - University Press.
    • Turongo House. 2000. Tawhiao, King or Prophet. Printed by Rice Printers Ltd. Published by MAI Systems Ltd, 2000.
    • Te Atairangikaahu. (2008, August 21). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia . Retrieved 23:16, September 16, 2008, from
    • Tuheitia Paki. (2008, June 25). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia . Retrieved 23:48, September 16, 2008, from
    • 'A challenge to European authority? - Maori King movement', URL: http:// european-authority (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 30-May-2007