TV Image of a Sad Day for NZ
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|Direitos de Autor: Janice Dunn (Janice)
|Data da Foto: 2006-08-21|
|Categorias: Tranportes, Acontecimentos|
|Câmara: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P8|
|Exposição: f/2.8, 1/40 segundos|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Versão da Foto: Versão Original|
|Data de Submissão: 2006-08-21 4:07|
|[Notas - Normas] Nota do Artista|
A Sad Day for New Zealand.
The Maori Queen Dame Te Atairangikaahu
Photo taken from TVNZ’s Channel ONE.
Today, Monday August 21, the body of Dame Te Atairangikaahu, the Maori Queen, has been buried on Taupiri Mountain.
Dame Te Atairangikaahu, aged 75, was the revered leader for 40 years of the Waikato-Tainui iwi, head of the Kingitanga (King Movement) and holder of the country's paramount royal honour, the Order of New Zealand.
Today, her coffin was brought to the foot of the Taupiri Mountain by waka / canoe after a trip from Turangawaewae Marae by hearse and then up the Waikato River.
Dame Te Ata's body taken off the waka at about 1pm for the short trip up the mountain a support waka gave her a poignant salute. Paddles were pointed skywards as the waka continued to move down river in the strong current.
The burial was a private affair with no cameras or media allowed near her grave.
Thousands of mourners waited on both sides of the riverbank and at least 12 waka from all parts of the country waited to escort Dame Te Ata along the riverside to the foot of Taupiri Mountain.
Tuheitia Paki is the new Maori king after this morning taking the throne vacated by his mother.
He was announced as successor to his mother by Tuwharetoa paramount chief Tumu te Heuheu after several days of deliberations by the country's tribal leaders and took the throne in a ceremony at Turangawaewae Marae.
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Thank you for this Janice, and for the note, it is much apreciated. I did add points, thats just a thank you for posting this and thanks again,very sad day.
- [2006-08-21 5:20]
Hi Janice..A sad and moving day here for the Maori people and Pakeha of New Zealand. I watched with some emotion of todays events on TV..it was amazing to see the Waka carrying her coffin proceed up the Waitako River and then with the use of ropes and strong men to the top of the Taupiri mountain.
May Dame Te Ata rest in peace.
Thanks for sharing this TV photo and information Janice.
Kia Ora Dawn.
Truly a sad day for New Zealand. Thanks for sharing this with us Janice.
Very sad. Thanks for showing.
It's a sad day thanks for sharing!
I think the note is very good!
with a few days late :(
Sorry to learn that sad news. No chance to see this on CNN . Seriously, a nice tribute to her and all Maori people.
Technically, I am surprised to see the lines on the screen apprearing like fingerprints almosts instead of horozontal line s we usually see in these shots.
Mis respetos a la memoria de la Reina Maori.
La foto muestra una realida de un pueblo tradicional y muy acorede la descripción.
Gracias por compartir!.