TE PAIMURI: Goodwill and prosperity in the future

A contingent of Maniapoto were formally received by Te Ātiawa, Hon. Minister Andrew Little and Te Arawhiti staff on Parliament grounds, Wellington on Wednesday (3rd of May) for the planting ceremony of Te Paimuri, the rākau tōtara gifted to Crown at Te Kūiti Pā in December 2022.

Te Paimuri, meaning goodwill and prosperity in the future, symbolises a new relationship of true partnership between Ngāti Maniapoto and the Crown. The name, Te Paimuri, derives from Rewi Manga Maniapoto, 1869.

Included in the planting formalities was Pūniu Ora ceremonial spade, Matakāheru.