Harerangi Meihana

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Harerangi Meihana
Harerangi Meihana at Ratana 2012 (cropped).jpg
Meihana in 2012
ChurchRātana Church
Installed5 April 1999
Term ended11 May 2022
PredecessorRāniera Rātana
Successorto be elected
Personal details
Rehimana Harerangi Meihana

(1934-03-31)31 March 1934
New Zealand
Died11 May 2022(2022-05-11) (aged 88)
Rātana Pā, New Zealand
Other namesHarry Lang Mason

Rehimana Harerangi Meihana (31 March 1934 – 11 May 2022), also known as Harry Lang Mason, was the seventh tumuaki or president of the Rātana Established Church of New Zealand.[1][2] His mother was Rāwinia Rātana, a daughter of the founder of the faith, Tahupōtiki Wiremu Rātana.[3] He served as tumuaki from his election on 5 April 1999[4] until his death on 11 May 2022, at Rātana Pā, aged 88 years.[1][5]


  1. ^ a b Bishara, Te Kakenga Kawiti (11 May 2022). "Rātana Church mourns the loss of leader Harerangi Rehimana Meihana". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 12 May 2022.
  2. ^ "Rehimana Harerangi Meihana". Whanganui Chronicle. 12 May 2022. Retrieved 19 May 2022.
  3. ^ Stokes, Jon (25 January 2005). "Politics a shadow on church festivities". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 12 May 2022.
  4. ^ "Grandson of founder new leader of Church". The Press. 6 April 1999. p. 8.
  5. ^ Jacobs, Maxine (11 May 2022). "'An understated leader' — ministers reflect on death of beloved Rātana Church president". Stuff. Retrieved 12 May 2022.

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