July 28, 2014
Kingitanga rejects war by press release
Ngapuhi maverick David Rankin has been told he should have taken his challenge to the kingitanga to next month’s Koroneihana hui, rather than fire out a press release.
Mr Rankin, who describes himself as an iwi leader, says he is planning a hui in Ngapuhi territory later in ther year at which all iwi will be able to discuss the future of the King movement.
He compared the kingitanga to a badly injured horse that needs to be put out of its misery.
Prominent kingitanga supporter Mamae Takerei says the annual Koroneihana is a place where all iwi can come to express their views, and that’s where Mr Rankin should have come.
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