In the footsteps of Tamihana

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A road is named for him and a forlorn sign board marks one of his grand deeds but what do we really know about Tamahere’s preeminent historical figure?

The life and times of Wiremu Tamihana, leader and peacemaker, are to be retold in a rare event hosted by Archbishop Sir David Moxon on August 9.

Wiremu Tāmihana Tarapīpipi laying down his taiaha in peace before British Brigadier General G. J. Carey at Tamahere.

This is a great opportunity to hear the story and visit significant places in the life of Wiremu Tamihana Tarapipi, son of Te Waharoa the Ngati Haua chief, born in Tamahere in 1805.

Bishop Moxon will draw on his partnership with Tikanga Maori and decades of life in Waikato to tell the story of a New Zealand great, restrospectively named New Zealander of the Year 1863.

To follow in Tamihana’s footsteps, a bus will leave St Stephen’s church, corner of Airport Rd and Tamahere Dr, on Sunday, August 9 at 11am, returning to St Stephen’s at 4.30pm.

Cost : $20 per person for coach hire. Take your own lunch or money to buy food at a cafe stop, which will be Waharoa.

Registration is essential. Please email St Stephen’s: office@ststephenstamahere.org.nz 

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