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Ngati Ranana is a Māori cultural group based in London. It aims to provide 'an environment to teach, learn and participate in Māori culture and to promote New Zealand through Māori culture.[1] The group regularly performs throughout the United Kingdom and Europe.



In the 1959 the group was founded by a small group of London-based New Zealanders as the London Maori Club.[2] In 1971 it was renamed the Ngati Ranana London Maori Club. 'Ngati' denotes a tribe or iwi and 'Ranana' is a Māori language transliteration of the word London.

Ngati Ranana has a close association with the High Commission of New Zealand in London.

Founding member Esther Jessop was named New Zealander of the Year in Britain for 2009.[2]


  1. ^ "Main page". Ngati Ranana. Retrieved 2009-02-07.  
  2. ^ a b "New Zealander of the Year named". New Zealand Herald. 7 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-07.  

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