1. (loan) (noun) King Movement - a movement which developed in the 1850s, culminating in the anointing of Pōtatau Te Wherowhero as King. Established to stop the loss of land to the colonists, to maintain law and order, and to promote traditional values and culture. Strongest support comes from the Tainui tribes. Current leader is Tūheitia Paki.
(Te Kōhure Textbook (Ed. 2): 1-34; Te Kōhure Video Tapes (Ed. 1): 1;)
Erangi, ahakoa e iti haere ana te rahi me te awe o te Kīngitanga, he nui ngā āhuatanga e whakaatu mai ana kua huri haere kē tōna āhua ki tērā o te rōpū ōkawa (TTR 1996:84). / But although the size and influence of the King Movement was shrinking, in many ways it was showing that it was changing to a more formal group.
See also Wherowhero, Pōtatau Te, Haurua, Paki, Tūheitia, Korokī Te Rata Mahuta Pōtatau Te Wherowhero, Mahuta Tāwhiao Pōtatau Te Wherowhero, Atairangikaahu, Te Arikinui Dame Te, Rata Mahuta Pōtatau Te Wherowhero, Te, Tāwhiao, Tūkaroto Matutaera Pōtatau Te Wherowhero
1. (noun) leader of the Pai Mārire faith and also the name of a religious movement in Waikato. Between 1875 and 1876 the Kingitanga modified its religious expression when it adopted the Tariao faith. This combined Pai Mārire prayers with new forms of ritual. The Tariao were ministers of the new faith. Tawhiao, the second Māori king, was the head Tariao.
2. (personal noun) star in the Milky Way - sometimes called the Morning Star.
I te tau 1875, i naomia atu e ia te Pai Mārire hei whakapono mō te Kīngitanga, engari kia rite ki tāna i hiahia ai, kātahi ka whakaingoatia ko Tariao (te whetū i te ata) (TTR 1994:133). / During 1875 he adopted the Pai Mārire religion as the faith of the King movement, but his own version of it, and then he called it Tariao (the morning star).