Story: Māori prophetic movements – ngā poropiti

Manu Ariki marae


Ritchie Wilson, a representative of Manu Ariki marae, talks about the prophecy which foresaw Manu Ariki's establishment. Manu Ariki marae is a spiritual community founded by Māori prophet Alexander Phillips at Taumarunui. In 2007 Phillips celebrated his 90th birthday as the ‘last Māori prophet’; he died in 2008.

About this item

TVNZ Television New Zealand

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

How to cite this page:

Judith Binney, 'Māori prophetic movements – ngā poropiti - Other 20th-century prophets', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 10 December 2016)

Full story by Judith Binney, published 5 May 2011