Mokena Kohere

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Mokena Kohere
Born 1812
Died 4 March 1894(1894-03-04)
Nationality Maori
Occupation chief
Spouse(s) Marara Hinekukurangi
Relatives Reweti Tuhorouta Kohere (grandson)
Henare Mokena Kohere (grandson)

Mokena Kohere (1812 – 4 March 1894) was a New Zealand tribal leader, assessor and politician. Of Māori descent, he identified with the Ngati Porou iwi. He was born in Rangitukia, East Coast, New Zealand.[1] He was a member of the New Zealand Legislative Council from his appointment on 11 October 1872 until his resignation on 25 April 1887.[2] Reweti Tuhorouta Kohere and Henare Mokena Kohere were his grandsons. He has a road in Manukau, Wellington named for him.


  1. ^ Kohere, Rarawa. "Mokena Kohere". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved December 2011.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ Scholefield, Guy (1950) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1949 (3rd ed.). Wellington: Govt. Printer. p. 79.