Pukapuka’s Aliki Makirai Henry, Iavana Henry and Takitumu’s Pa Marie Upokotini Ariki at Te Ulu O Te Watu Labour Day celebrations in Auckland, New Zealand. SUPPLIED. 22102702
Pukapuka’s new Aliki Makirai Henry (Ariki) attended Te Ulu O Te Watu society Labour Day celebrations in Auckland, New Zealand earlier last week.
Henry was elected in June this year. He comes from the fourth line of the Aliki
tribe - the Liita line.
the Pukapuka community representing the three villages on their home island -
Yato (Leeward), Loto (Central) and Ngake (East) entertained the guests at the
Last year in
November, Pukapuka’s Aliki Pakitonga Tetio Kaitala Paulo Iti passed away at the
age of 81 - enroute to Rarotonga from Pukapuka on a medical referral. He was
returned to Pukapuka to be buried. The title was bestowed on him by the people of
Pukapuka on November 19, 2008.
President of the
Pukapuka Rarotonga community, Kirianu (Dash) Nio said, the investiture of Aliki
Makirai Henry is expected to be held next year on the island of Pukapuka.