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The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Otago & Southland Provincial Districts]

The Hon. Hori Kerei Taiaroa

The Hon. Hori Kerei Taiaroa was raised in 1879 to the Legislative Council, of which he was a member for a year, and he was re-called for life on the 15th of May, 1885. Previously he had been a member of the House of Representatives. He is the youngest son of the noted chieftain Taiaroa, of the Ngaitahu and Ngatimamoe tribes, who took a leading part in the defence of Kajapoi, immediately preceding its capture by Te Rauparaha in 1831. Mr. Taiaroa owns considerable property on the Otago Peninsula, and also at Taumutu, Canterbury. During his long years of service in both Houses of Parliament, Mr. Taiaroa has done much to advance the welfare of the country in the interest of his own race and the colonists. Mr. Taiaroa has six sons, surviving, and of these Mr. D. Taiaroa is well known as a footballer, and accompanied the New Zealand football team to England in 1889.

Wrigglesuorth and Binns, photo. Hon. H. K. Taiaroa.,

Wrigglesuorth and Binns, photo.
Hon. H. K. Taiaroa.,