Politicians arrive for the koroneihana celebration of Māori King

Politicians today arrived in Tūrangawaewae Marae in Ngāruawāhia for the twelfth koroneihana or coronation celebrations for the Māori king.

  060814. Photo Diego Opatowski / RNZ. Maori king Tuheitia Paki in the Ranana marae in Whanganui.

Maori-king Tuheitia Paki
Photo: RNZ / Diego Opatowski

The five-day koroneihana follows accusations of wrongdoing in the office of King Tūheitia Paki, which were broadcast in a letter sent to him by his previous advisor was written.

Crown Māori, minister of relations, Kelvin Davis, attended a church service at Tūrangawaewae Marae together with his PvdA colleague Peeni Henare and party leader Simon Bridges this morning.

She joined thousands of people who have appeared to celebrate the koroneihana at Ngāruawāhia today with sports and kapa haka taking place.

The Māori king is expected to give his speech on Tuesday

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