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Marsden’s sermon a “publicity stunt” says iwi leader

Wednesday, 3 December 2014, 9:47 am | David Rankin

Marsden’s sermon a “publicity stunt” says iwi leader The Ngapuhi leader David Rankin (the senior descendent of Hone Heke) has controversially challenged the country’s early colonial history, claiming that the Rev. Samuel Marsden was not the first person ... More >>

Tribunal ignored testimony and defames ancestor

Friday, 14 November 2014, 1:04 pm | David Rankin

The Ngapuhi leader David Rankin (a descendent of the nineteenth century warrior chief Hone Heke) says that the Waitangi Tribunal report on Maori sovereignty, which is released today, defames his famous ancestor. More >>

Kaumatua to organise petition to end Maori seats

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 9:51 am | David Rankin

Ngapuhi kaumatua David Rankin has announced that he will be organising a nationwide petition to seek support from Maori voters to end the Maori seats. “These seats are patronising”, he says. “They imply we need a special status, and that we ... More >>

Labour candidate plans to leave electorate after election

Tuesday, 12 August 2014, 2:31 pm | David Rankin

This is according to Ngapuhi kaumatua David Rankin, who has challengedHenare to confirm otherwise. More >>

Maori King challenges Ngapuhi leader to front up

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 12:55 pm | David Rankin

Following his strong condemnation of the Maori King, Tuheitia yesterday, Ngapuhi kaumatua David Rankin has received a challenge this afternoon from prominent Kingitanga [King Movement] supporter Mamae Takerei. More >>

Ngapuhi wants to overthrow Maori King

Monday, 28 July 2014, 11:13 am | David Rankin

Ngapuhi is planning a hui for the end of the year – organised by iwi leader David Rankin – in which the future of the King Movement will be discussed. More >>

Labour candidate could threaten Treaty settlement

Tuesday, 3 June 2014, 1:58 pm | David Rankin

This is according to Ngapuhi kaumatua David Rankin, who says that Henare represents Ngati Hine, which has been a firm opponent of Ngapuhi’s proposed settlement with the Crown. 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 >>

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 >>

 

 

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