The kīngitanga movement: 160 years of Māori monarchy

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The kīngitanga movement: 160 years of Māori monarchy

The Conversation: Michael Belgrave, Massey University
Haka. Credit: Xavier La Canna/AAP, CC BY-ND
A traditional haka held during the week-long coronation ceremony for the Māori king. Xavier La Canna/AAP, CC BY-ND

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New Zealand’s Māori king, Te Arikinui Kiingi Tūheit, The current Māori king, Te Arikinui Kiingi Tūheitia, in 2012. Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-ND, The current Māori king, Te Arikinui Kiingi Tūheitia, in 2012. Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-ND