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Māori leadership

Origins of the Māori King Movement

The late Maori Queen, Te Atairangikaahu, belonged to a dynasty dating back to 1858. The King Country is a reminder of this important and enduring movement.

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Troubled times

Discover why the King movement so threatened the British Crown. King Tawhiao's reign from 1860 was dominated by the Waikato War and its painful aftermath.

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Pai Mārire

This was independent Maori Christianity based on pai marire (goodness and peace). The Hauhau faith grew out of the 19th-century conflict over land in Taranaki.

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Pai Mārire

This was independent Maori Christianity based on pai marire (goodness and peace). The Hauhau faith grew out of the 19th-century conflict over land in Taranaki.

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