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Breaking News: Maori Queen Dies At Turangawaiwai

Breaking News: Maori Queen Dame Te Atairangikaahu Dies At Turangawaewae

Maori Queen Te
Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu - image by NZ Navy Scoop Report - The Maori Queen Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu died Tuesday (August 15 2006) at Turangawaewae in the Waikato, aged 75 years, after a long illness. Elders from the Tainui Iwi (tribe) announced the news this evening.

In July, the Maori Queen recovered from a severe heart attack after having been admitted to Waikato Hospital's intensive care unit. She had struggled with ill-health, particularly over the last 12 months, and had been receiving daily dialysis treatment for her failing kidneys.

Dame Te Atairangikaahu arose from Maoridom's Kingitanga movement of the Mahuta royalty. Her father was the late Maori King, Koroki. She was crowned Queen in 1966 at the age of 34. Her 40th anniversary of her coronation was celebrated in May - marking her as the longest serving Maori monarch.

Dame Te Atairangikaahu celebrated her 75th birthday a fortnight ago and the 40th anniversary of her coronation was celebrated in May.


  • Scoop Link - The origins of the Maori King Movement -

  • NZ Govt - Te Ariki Dame Te Atairangikaahu
  • NZ Govt - Laban: Te Ariki Dame Te Atairangikaahu
  • Nania Mahuta - Tribute to Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu
  • Maori Party - He Aitua: Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu
  • National - Deep sadness over death of Maori Queen
  • National - Henare pays tribute to Dame Te Atairangikaahu
  • Greens - Green Party mourns loss of Maori Queen
  • NZ First - Dame Te Ata a Great Leader of All New Zealanders
  • United Future - Dunne on the death of Te Arikinui
  • Victoria University - Victoria marks Maori Queen's death
  • Sua William Sio - Tribute to Dame Te Arikinui Te Atairangikahu
  • Association of University Staff - University Staff mourn death of Maori Queen
  • Maori TV - Maori Television Coverage of Maori Queen's Tangi
  • Cook Islands News - Cook Islands Tributes to Maori Queen
  • Auckland Regional Council - ARC mourns Maori Queen's passing
  • Manukau City - Dame Te Atairangikaahu a great loss
  • Waitakere City - Waitakere City: Dame Te Ata
  • Destiny Churches - Destiny Church Honours Maori Queen
  • Maori Party - Sharples: Lincoln Efford Memorial Lecture
  • Greens - Green MPs to attend Turangawaewae
  • The Maori Queen hongis OSCS (Ordinary Seaman Combat Specialist) Daniel Hemara
  • NZ Defence Force - Defence Force Mourns Maori Queen's Passing
  • New Zealand Plunket Society - Maori Queen: Plunket offers deepest condolences
  • NZ Baha'i National Spiritual Assembly - Testimony to nobility shown by Te Atairangikaahu
  • Young Labour - Passing of Te Ariki Dame Te Atarangikaahu
  • Public procession for Dame Te Atairangikaahu
  • Ngaruawahia: Temporary Road Closures, Delays
  • ENDS

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