Mohi Tūrei ( c. 1829 – 2 March 1914) was a notable New Zealand tribal leader, minister of religion, orator and composer of haka. Of Māori descent, he identified with the Ngāti Porou iwi.
He was the only child of Te Omanga Tūrei of Ngāti Hokupu hapū and Makere Tangikuku of Te Aitanga‐a‐Mate hapū. He was an accomplished carver including working on the Hinerupe meeting house (Wharenui) at Te Araroa, the interior carvings of Ohinewaiapu Marae.
While Turei embraced Christianity, he acquired an understanding of old Maori religion and traditional learning from Pita Kapiti, a tohunga, at Te Tapere-Nui-ā-Whatonga. See more at https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/1t113/turei-mohi
First NameMohiLast NameTūreiDate of Birthc.1829Date of Death2 March 1914