"Let us have a king, for with a king
there will be peace among us."
The history of the Kiingitanga (the Maori King Movement)
spans over 150 years.
It has survived ridicule, indifference, all-out war
exile to become a major voice for the Maori people in
The purpose of this website is to give you a brief introduction
to the Kiingitanga.
It will provide an insight into why early Maori leaders
thought a King was needed; it will also give you some
understanding of the duties of the Maori King and why
the Kiingitanga is more relevant today than ever.
Full Summary Report of discussions from the Hui-aa-Iwi held at Tuurangawaewae Marae, including Foreword from Kiingi Tuheitia, recommendations and next steps. [Download here]
He Reo Powhiri, Waikato-Tainui Hui-aa-Iwi: 5-6 February 2013
Speaking Programme and timetable for the two day Hui-aa-Iwi to be held at Tuurangawaewae Marae [Download here]
Kiingi Tuheitia congratulates new year honours recipients
Kiingi Tuheitia extends his congratulations to Maaori from around the motu whose contributions to Aotearoa New Zealand were recognised in the New Year’s Honours List… Read more >
Tuku Morgan appointed as Kahui Ariki Rep
Kiingi Tuheitia has appointed Tukoroirangi Morgan as his Kahui Ariki (“KA”) Representative to Te Arataura... Read more >
He Kupu Na Te Kiingi Maaori
I have asked my Office to ensure this letter gets to as many Waikato Tainui tribal members as possible, knowing the limitations of time and contact information available… Read more >
Te Reo o te Kiingi
(Waikare Marae, 30 Nov)
Since my Open Letter to the tribe last week, I have been overwhelmed by the many comments, compliments, words of encouragement, concern, and many more expressions from numerous people. Read more >