4 Sep 2018

Archdeacon makes powerful gesture in death

From Morning Report, 7:55 am on 4 September 2018

In a powerful symbol of reconciliation between Maori and Pakeha, the Anglican Archdeacon Tikituterangi Raumati was buried in the grounds of the Taranaki Cathedral Church of St Mary's in New Plymouth yesterday. A former military barracks during the land wars of the late 1800s it was the wish of the 81-year-old, who died last week, to be laid to rest there. He's only the second person to be buried there since 1935. Our Taranaki Whanganui reporter Robin Martin has more.