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Breaking News: Maori Queen Dies At Turangawaiwai

Published: Tue 15 Aug 2006 07:40 PM
Breaking News: Maori Queen Dame Te Atairangikaahu Dies At Turangawaewae

Scoop Report - The Maori Queen Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu died Tuesday (August 15 2006) at Turangawaewae in the Waikato, aged 75 years, after a long illness. Elders from the Tainui Iwi (tribe) announced the news this evening.
In July, the Maori Queen recovered from a severe heart attack after having been admitted to Waikato Hospital's intensive care unit. She had struggled with ill-health, particularly over the last 12 months, and had been receiving daily dialysis treatment for her failing kidneys.
Dame Te Atairangikaahu arose from Maoridom's Kingitanga movement of the Mahuta royalty. Her father was the late Maori King, Koroki. She was crowned Queen in 1966 at the age of 34. Her 40th anniversary of her coronation was celebrated in May - marking her as the longest serving Maori monarch.
Dame Te Atairangikaahu celebrated her 75th birthday a fortnight ago and the 40th anniversary of her coronation was celebrated in May.
ALSO: Scoop Link - The origins of the Maori King Movement - NZHistory.net.nz
NZ Govt - Te Ariki Dame Te Atairangikaahu NZ Govt - Laban: Te Ariki Dame Te Atairangikaahu Nania Mahuta - Tribute to Te Arikinui Dame Te AtairangikaahuMaori Party - He Aitua: Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu National - Deep sadness over death of Maori QueenNational - Henare pays tribute to Dame Te AtairangikaahuGreens - Green Party mourns loss of Maori QueenNZ First - Dame Te Ata a Great Leader of All New ZealandersUnited Future - Dunne on the death of Te ArikinuiVictoria University - Victoria marks Maori Queen's deathSua William Sio - Tribute to Dame Te Arikinui Te AtairangikahuAssociation of University Staff - University Staff mourn death of Maori QueenMaori TV - Maori Television Coverage of Maori Queen's TangiCook Islands News - Cook Islands Tributes to Maori QueenAuckland Regional Council - ARC mourns Maori Queen's passingManukau City - Dame Te Atairangikaahu a great loss Waitakere City - Waitakere City: Dame Te AtaDestiny Churches - Destiny Church Honours Maori QueenMaori Party - Sharples: Lincoln Efford Memorial LectureGreens - Green MPs to attend Turangawaewae

NZ Defence Force - Defence Force Mourns Maori Queen's PassingNew Zealand Plunket Society - Maori Queen: Plunket offers deepest condolencesNZ Baha'i National Spiritual Assembly - Testimony to nobility shown by Te AtairangikaahuYoung Labour - Passing of Te Ariki Dame Te AtarangikaahuPublic procession for Dame Te AtairangikaahuNgaruawahia: Temporary Road Closures, Delays
ENDS
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