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Hepi Hoani Te Heuheu Tukino VII, 1919-1997 (Ngāti Tūwharetoa)

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Hepi Hoani Te Heuheu delivers his mihi and then leads the haka Ko te aea o ia rangi

Te Heuheu descended through a long line of rangatira from Ngāti Tūwharetoa. He was their recognised leader having inherited the role when his father died in 1944. Serving his people on several fronts Heuheu represented the best interests of Ngāti Tūwharetoa helping to build a strong economic base in The Tūwharetoa Trust Board.

Image Credit: Hepi Te Heu Heu (foreground) leads members of Ngati Tuwharetoa in a haka at the welcome for the returning Maori Battalion after World War II. Ref: PAColl-7171-83. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/22697030

Catalogue Reference 5444

Year 1946

Credits

Speaker: Hepi Hoani Te Heuheu
Master of Ceremonies: Kīngi Tahiwi

Excerpt: 00:05:31

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