Born 1931. Arikinui (Head) of the Maori Kingship to which she was elected in succession to her father, King Koroki, the 5th Maori King, in 1966. She is the highest ranking person in the Tainui tribes who live in the Waikato. She is Patron of the Maori Women's Welfare League, Te Kohanga Reo National Trust and a variety of other organisations.
Citation prepared 1987