Family gather for investiture at palace in Puaikura

Saturday 11 January 2020 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Culture

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Family gather for investiture at palace in Puaikura
Tamaiva Rangatira Takave Manea with his son Apii Manea, grand-daughter Mata Manea, wife Nga Manea and daughter Mary Tihana Manea (at right).

Takave Manea has been invested with the Tamaiva Rangatira title at the Tinomana Ariki palace grounds, nominated by the Tamaiva kopu tangata.

Tinomana Tokerau Ariki bestowed the title on Manea at the Au Maru palace grounds at Puaikura.

Tamaiva Rangatira was pleased at the peaceful proceeding of the ceremony.

Born on January 15 1935, Tamariki Tamaiva (Maki) the previous title holder passed away on Christmas Day in Wellington, New Zealand. He was returned to Rarotonga this month and buried at the Noa Pakau family burial ground in Ruaau, Arorangi.

Manea’s father Tereapii Manea Tamaiva is a brother to Tamariki Tamaiva; their other siblings are Mai Tamaiva and Teinakore Tamaiva.