One of Māoridom's oldest national movements, the Kiingitanga, is attracting media attention for all the wrong reasons. It's been around for 160 years and this weekend marks the 12th year since Kingi Tuheitia Potatau Te Wherowhero VII took over the mantle from his mother. However, his leadership is being questioned.
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Tuku Morgan calls for individual at centre of SFO to stand down
A former advisor of the Māori King, Tukoroirangi Morgan is calling for the individual at the centre of an Serious Fraud Office investigation into the office of the King to stand down until the investigation is completed.
Youth concerned over Waikato gang-related deaths
There's growing concern regarding youth in Waikato following the recent gang-related homicides in the region. Hamilton youth worker Eugene Davis says the community needs to stop the increase of gang activity by focusing on troubled youth.
Iwi to take part in King Movement 160th celebrations
Iwi from around the country are gearing up to take part in this year's 160th anniversary celebrations of the King Movement this weekend.
Māori King keen to collaborate with the Govt
The Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was formally welcomed onto Tūrangawaewae Marae for the first time by King Tuheitia Pootatau Te Wherowhero VII today.
Witness of Ngāruawāhia train death urges community to stay off bridge
A witness of the incident where an 11-year-old girl was killed after being hit by a train on a Ngāruawāhia bridge has issued a plea to his community to keep their children off the bridge at all costs.
Tumanako and Te Rangatahi waka turn 80 years old
The Waikato war canoes Tumanako and Te Rangatahi that regularly feature at the annual Ngāruawāhia Regatta are 80 years old.
Tamariki continue to flourish thanks to Moko Club initiatives
Two innovative pre-schools in Huntly West and Ngaruawahia are achieving some wonderful community outcomes – and some of them unexpected.
Loved ones remembered at Koroneihana
At Tūrangawaewae Marae, Kiingi Tuheitia Pootatau Te Wherowhero VII along with his people of Tainui waka gathered under the protection of their ancestral house Mahinaarangi to grieve and remember their loved ones who've passed away during the year.
Waikato ex-pats living in Australia return for Koroneihana celebrations
Thousands of Waikato-Tainui descendants live in Australia but every year a contingent return home for the annual celebrations for the Coronation of the reigning Māori monarch. They gathered at Hopuhopu ahead of King Tuheitia Pootatau Te Wherowhero VII's 11th Coronation which officially begins tomorrow.