E apakura ana a Ngāti Maniapoto i te hinganga o te kuia a Ripeka Anderson

E apakura ana a Ngāti Maniapoto i te hinganga o te kuia mōrehu rawa o te iwi nei. Ko Ripeka Anderson i hinga i te ata o inanahi, e iwa tekau mā toru ōna tau.

E whakapaetia ana, ko Kuia Rīpeka tētahi o ngā mōrehu whakamutunga i kōrerotia ai i te mita o Maniapoto, ka mutu, he pou hāpai i te reo, tikanga, kawa, waiata me ngā kōrero tuku iho o Ngāti Maniapoto.

Kei Te Tokanga-nui-a-noho i Te Kūiti te taonga nei e takoto ana. Hei te ata o te Rāpare ka haria ki Te Kotahitanga Marae i Otorohanga mō tōna uhunga.