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Tuheitia Paki, KStJ (born 21 April 1955) is the current Māori king in New Zealand. He is the eldest son of the previous Māori monarch, Dame Te Atairangikaahu, and was announced as her successor and crowned on the same day as her tangihanga (funeral rites) took place, on August 21, 2006. His official title has not yet been decided but it is understood it will not be Te Arikinui (the great leader / chief), his mother’s title
He is married to Atawhai and has three children: Whatumoana, Korotangi, and Ngawai Hono I Te Po.