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Taurua will face Police complaint if he doesn’t back down

Monday, 10 March 2014, 1:15 pm | David Rankin

Ngapuhi elder David Rankin has warned Kingi Taurua that if he doesn’t back down from his threat to vandalise a monument at Waitangi, he will lay a complaint with the Police against Taurua for threatening criminal damage. More >>

Taurua will face Police complaint if he doesn’t back down

Monday, 10 March 2014, 1:15 pm | David Rankin

Ngapuhi elder David Rankin has warned Kingi Taurua that if he doesn’t back down from his threat to vandalise a monument at Waitangi, he will lay a complaint with the Police against Taurua for threatening criminal damage. More >>

Ngapuhi “on the wrong side of history” in treaty settlement

Wednesday, 5 March 2014, 12:20 pm | David Rankin

Ngapuhi “on the wrong side of history” in treaty settlement Ngapuhi elder David Rankin has warned that the tribe faces a generation of crippling poverty if the planned Treaty settlement with the Crown does not go ahead soon. Responding to Ngati Hine’s ... More >>

Political commentator: Final Waitangi Day for Maori Party

Tuesday, 4 February 2014, 1:30 pm | David Rankin

Ngapuhi political commentator David Rankin has spoken out ahead of Waitangi Day, saying that this is the final Waitangi Day for the Maori Party in Parliament. Mr Rankin, who was the first commentator to pick Hone Harawira’s exit from the Maori ... More >>

Boycott Waitangi Day until we deal with Maori child abuse

Monday, 27 January 2014, 6:55 pm | David Rankin

A Ngapuhi leader has sparked controversy by saying that Waitangi Day celebrations should be called off this year and the money saved be invested in curbing Maori child abuse. “Waitangi Day celebrations around the country will cost the taxpayer over ... More >>

Hone Heke secretly buried early amid security fears

Sunday, 20 October 2013, 2:33 pm | David Rankin

In the early hours of this morning, just before sunrise, a small private ceremony was held at which the remains of the nineteenth-century warrior chief Hone Heke were buried More >>

Security risks mounting over Heke’s burial

Thursday, 17 October 2013, 10:37 am | David Rankin

Ngapuhi spokesman David Rankin has expressed serious concerns over the security surrounding the burial of the remains of his ancestor – the nineteenth-century warrior chief Hone Heke – at the end of this month. More >>

“Critics of Heke’s burial need to be muzzled”

Friday, 11 October 2013, 10:26 am | David Rankin

Ngapuhi spokesman David Rankin has lashed out against critics of plans to re-bury the remains of his ancestor – the nineteenth-century warrior chief Hone Heke – at the end of this month. More >>

Hone Heke’s remains make their way north for reburial

Sunday, 6 October 2013, 10:45 am | David Rankin

The Ngapuhi leader David Rankin has announced that the remains of his ancestor – the nineteenth-century warrior chief Hone Heke – have been taken to a private location just outside of Kaikohe, in preparation for their burial on 28 October More >>

Over two thousand people expected for Hone Heke’s burial

Monday, 19 August 2013, 6:23 pm | David Rankin

Over two thousand people expected for Hone Heke’s burial Over two thousand people are expected to descend on the small Northland settlement of Putahi on Saturday 31 August for the dawn service at which the bones of the legendary Ngapuhi chief, Hone ... More >>

Hone Heke’s bones ready for burial” – whanau member

Sunday, 21 July 2013, 1:38 pm | David Rankin

The bones of the legendary Ngapuhi chief, Hone Heke, are now ready to be buried, says Ngapuhi kaumatua David Rankin, who took his ancestor’s bones from their resting place near Pakaraka because of sewerage seeping into the site from septic tanks. More >>

Date of Hone Heke’s reburial announced

Monday, 24 June 2013, 8:51 am | David Rankin

The Ngapuhi leader David Rankin – a descendent of the nineteenth century warrior chief Hone Heke – has announced that the reburial of Heke’s remains will take place in a dawn ceremony on Saturday 31 August in a location close to Kaikohe. More >>

Hone Heke’s remains to be reburied

Monday, 13 May 2013, 11:01 am | David Rankin

The Ngapuhi leader David Rankin – a descendent of the nineteenth century warrior chief Hone Heke – has announced that Heke’s remains will be buried near Kaikohe next month. More >>

Dame Susan gets first “fail” as Race Relations Commissioner

Thursday, 11 April 2013, 9:12 am | David Rankin

Ngapuhi leader David Rankin has claims that the new Race Relations Commissioner, Dame Susan Devoy, has fallen at the first hurdle by refusing to comment on the recent attacks on Maori welcomes by a visiting Danish politician. More >>

Ngapuhi Cannot Work With Dame Susan

Friday, 22 March 2013, 12:25 pm | David Rankin

MEDIA RELEASE: Friday 22 March 2013 For immediate release Ngapuhi Cannot Work With Dame Susan As Race Relations Commissioner Ngapuhi leader David Rankin has stated that his hapu (Matarahurahu) along with other Ngapuhi hapu he is aware of, have no ... More >>

Maori leader criticises cultural chaos at Waitangi

Sunday, 3 February 2013, 6:45 pm | David Rankin

As confusion builds over who will lead the Prime Minister on to Waitangi, Ngapuhi leader David Rankin has said that the actions of Titewhai Harawira are “culturally inept.” More >>

“Waitangi Day has been colonised” says Maori leader

Monday, 28 January 2013, 9:36 am | David Rankin

Ngapuhi leader David Rankin, whose ancestor, the Paramount Chief Hone Heke was the first Maori to sign the Treaty, claims that Waitangi Day has become colonised in recent years. “Its meaning has been sterilised”, he says. “It should be called ... More >>

Status of Maori as "indigenous" needs to be investigated

Thursday, 27 December 2012, 3:04 pm | David Rankin

Status of Maori as "indigenous" needs to be investigated says Maori leader Ngapuhi leader David Rankin says that the status of Maori as New Zealand’s indigenous population needs to be investigated in light of new research that is emerging which ... More >>

Maori claim to strike at heart of Auckland’s Queen Street

Monday, 26 November 2012, 9:14 am | David Rankin

Sunday 25 November 2012 New Maori claim to strike at heart of Auckland’s Queen Street. One of the biggest commercial buildings in New Zealand – the Phillips Fox Tower in central Auckland – stands on ground that an iwi wants registered as a ... More >>

Wind issue “not flatulence”

Monday, 10 September 2012, 12:33 pm | David Rankin

Monday 10 September 2012 Wind issue “not flatulence” says Maori leader as Tribunal claim lodged This morning, three Northland iwi leaders lodged a claim with the Waitangi Tribunal for the commercial use of wind. In the wake of the Maori Council’s recent ... More >>

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