Patrons

In our recorded history the first of many prominent patrons was chosen in 1947.

Many of those patrons had held national profiles, Ariki from the Kingitanga have made up many of those in office with Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu having served as patron for 32 consecutive years.

 

1947, 48   

Koroki Te Rata Mahuta Tawhiao Potatau Te Wherowhero
Waikato

 

1949,  51, 52 

Princess Te Kirihaehae Te Puea Herangi CBE
Ngāta Mahuta

 

1950 

Mihikore Tureia
Ngāti Porou

 

1956  

Pei Te Hurinui Jones  OBE
Ngāti Maniapoto

 

1964 – 1974  

Sir Turi Carroll OBE, KBE
Ngāti Kahungunu

 

1975 – 2006

Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu ONZ, DBE, OStJ
Waikato

 

2007 –

Kiingi Tuheitia
Waikato