Our People

Each year the King attends literally hundreds of engagements throughout the motu (country). The Kiingitanga is a unifying force that brings peoples and cultures together in celebration, in sorrow, in hope and in remembrance of the past, of people, of places and times. We share some of these moments in our living history and welcome you to the world of te Kiingitanga.

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Koroneihana 2014 – King’s Day (21 August) 

Koroneihana 2014 20 August

Koroneihana 2014 19 August

Koroneihana 2014 – 18 August: King’s Buffet Dinner

29 April Battle of Pukehinahina Commemoration, Tauranga

1 April: Battle of Oraakau commemoration at Kihikihi

22 March: Tuurangawaewae Royal Regatta, Tuurangawaewae Marae, Ngaaruawaahia

12 March King recieved on to HMNZS Te Mana

2 March: Closing ceremony for Tai Tumu, Tai Pari, Tainui exhibition: Te Papa, Whanganui-a-Tara

1 March: Poutuu Poukai

24-25 January: Ratana celebrations

Pictures from Ratana Paa.

17 January 2014: Royal New Zealand Navy Parade

Review of forces and presentation of merit awards.

31 July 2013: Presentation of Waikato Regional Council- – Te Atairangikaahu Scholarships

Two Tainui students were presented with Waikato Regional Council Dame Te Atairangikaahu Scholarships by Whatumoana, Te Whirinaki a te Kiingi in a ceremony held at Tuurangawaewae House on Wednesday 31 July. Rebecca Marriott (Ngaati Mahuta, Ngaati Paaoa) and Saska Hayes (Ngaati Awa, Ngaati Raukawa) will each receive $2000 to assist with their study costs in 2013. The scholarship was established in 1991 to mark the 25th anniversary of the accession of Te Arikinui.

Kiingi Tuheitia, through his representative, Whatumoana, Te Whirinaki a te Kiingi, congratulated the recipients. “These scholarships do more than just support study. They help steer our people towards careers in fields that have relevance to the tribe and the River Trust in their mahi to clean up our awa and our waterways. I would like to see more such scholarships – ones that provide career pathways. ‘Well-educated’ does not necessarily mean a University degree.  We need people well-versed in the Kiingitanga, committed to our shared vision, and who can make positive and practical contributions to the world we live in.”

Te Whirinaki a te Kiingi with scholarship recipients Rebecca Marriott (Ngaati Mahuta, Ngaati Paaoa) and Saska Hayes (Ngaati Awa, Ngaati Raukawa)
Te Whirinaki a te Kiingi with scholarship recipients Saska Hayes (Ngaati Awa, Ngaati Raukawa), Rebecca Marriott (Ngaati Mahuta, Ngaati Paaoa)

 

Rebecca Marriott , Cr Paula Southgate (WRC), Te Whirinaki a te Kiingi, Simon Puttick (Deputy Chair WRC), Saska Hayes
Rebecca Marriott, Cr Paula Southgate (WRC), Te Whirinaki a te Kiingi, Simon Puttick (Deputy Chair WRC), Saska Hayes