High Court’s first Māori judge honoured
The names of those who made it on the Queen's Birthday Honours list was announced today and it included a Māori judge who has been made a dame. Justice Lowell Goddard has been recognised for her services to law. She has served as a high court judge since 1995, and is believed to be the first person of Māori descent appointed to the High Court.
Wānanga CEO recognised for efforts in education
Distinguished Professor Graham Hingangaroa Smith, CEO of Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiarangi has been working in the education sector for over 20 years, and today, he was recognised for his services to Māori and education. His former school mate Māori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell says it's a well-deserved honour.
Kaumātua’s efforts in Te Reo revitalisation acknowledged
Taranaki kaumātua Dr Huirangi Waikerepuru has been made a Companion of the NZ Order of Merit (CNZM). The 85-year-old was recognised for his services to Māori, particularly his involvement in the revitalisation of te reo Māori.
Ngāpuhi art historian surprised by acknowledgement
Northland has had the honour of having one of its sons recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours. Professor Jonathan Mane-Wheoki was also appointed a Companion of the NZ Order of Merit (ONZM) for his services to the arts.
Former Taura Whiri CEO honoured
Haami Piripi is perhaps most known for his work in the Māori Language Commission and involvement in his iwi's treaty claims. Today, he features in the Officers of the NZ Order of Merit (ONZM) list, but credits his success to those who have gone before him.
King Tuheitia’s Tumuaki humbled by honour
King Tuheitia’s Tumuaki, Anaru Tamihana, has been made an Officer of the NZ Order of Merit for services to Māori. The long established role of Tumuaki in the Kingitanga was first established by Mr Tamihana’s ancestor Wiremu Tamihana in 1856, and the role has since been passed down through the generations.
Miri Hawiki celebrated by her people
A kaupapa Māori advocate for more than 50 years, Miri Hawiki has finally received the recognition she deserves. Over the course of her career, Mrs Hawiki has been a Māori Warden, and has worked with her local district health board, community, marae and prison inmates. She
Whānau a priority for Labour’s Tāmaki Makaurau candidate
The Labour Party has finally named its candidate for the Tāmaki Makaurau seat, and, as Manawa Wright found out, he's a dedicated family man of impressive pedigree.