I felt that is was nigh time that I found out more about Ratana so I turned to The Holy Oracle for guidance. Who might this mysterious being be and where might it reside? Has he or she or it left its mark in history?
Google suggested that Ratana might be the founder of a mashed up Maori-Christian sect in New Zealand. He was Tahupōtiki Wiremu Rātana and he departed this earthly life in 1939 but back on 8 November 1918 Rātana saw a vision, which he regarded as divinely inspired, asking him to preach the gospel to the Māori people, to destroy the power of the tohunga, and to cure the spirits and bodies of his people.
The Ratana religion still continues in New Zealand and has exercised significant influence in the nation's politics. Below there's a picture of perhaps the most photogenic Ratana church in the country:-