Thousands converge on Tikitiki to mourn the passing of Ngati Porou leader, Dr Apirana Mahuika. Among the manuhiri were tribes from Te Tairawhiti, Ngati Kahungungu, Mataatua and Te Taitokerau. The first contingent of parliamentarians also came to pay their respects today.
Pango tonu ana te whenua.
Dr Mahuika lies in state until this Thursday.
Derek Lardelli welcomes the first of three major contingents today.
Te Makarini Temara of Ngai Tuhoe, one of many eloquent speakers to farewell Uncle Api.
Hundreds of children braved the wind and rain to pay respects to a fervent advocate of Ngati Porou centred education.
As predicted, thousands have paid their respects today.
Ngati Kahungunu matriarchs lead a melodic version of E Pari Ra.
Ngati Kahungunu and GBHS perform the haka Tika Tonu.
Dr Mahuika’s eldest son Mataanuku and John Manuel listen intently as tributes flow.
Solomon Pohatu provides veteran commentary during Radio Ngati Porou’s live coverage.
E moteatea ana te ngakau o te tini, o te mano.
Minister of Maori Development, Te Ururoa Flavell came to pay his respects today.
Ringawera take a much deserved break before the next ope arrives.
Ko te amorangi ki mua, ko te hapai o ki muri.