Each year, people gather in Ngāruawāhia, Aotearoa New Zealand to celebrate the leader of the Kīngitanga (Māori King Movement).

May 1969 was the third anniversary of the first woman to lead the Kīngitanga, Te Atairangikaahu.

Tūrangawaewae marae, the official residence of the queen, buzzed with energy as more than six thousand people came together for ceremonies of welcome and mourning, speeches, community discussions, performances, and sports.


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