Ngāti Pōneke Young Māori Club
The 1930s saw many young Māori move from other parts of New Zealand to Wellington to work. Māori leaders Sir Apirana Ngata, Lady Miria Pomare and musician Kingi Tahiwi were among those who saw the need for a place where young people could gather for companionship and to learn and experience their culture.
The Ngāti Pōneke Young Māori Club was formed in 1937, and has been based in Thorndon since 1944. Throughout the Second World War Ngāti Pōneke performed concerts to entertain visitors and raise funds for troops overseas...
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