Anaru Whaitikitiki Kimura

Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Maniapoto

1960 -

Anaru Kimura was born in Feilding and educated at Halcombe School and Feilding Agriculture College. He is Head of Department of the Māori Language Department at Rangitikei College in Marton. He writes history.

Biographical sources

  • Correspondence from Kimura on 11 Feb. and 2 Apr. 1998.
  • Historic Places 33 (1991): 45.


  • "The Heart of Its People." New Zealand Historic Places 33 (1991): 43-45.
  • Kimura writes a history of the wharenui Te Tikanga on Tokorangi Marae near Feilding. This place is ‘the physical and spiritual heart of Ngāti Pikiahu Waewae.’ Te Tikanga was built in the 1880s alongside the Rangitikei river and was subsequently moved to higher ground in 1907 when the river flooded.