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New Year Honours

Stories and profiles related to those who have been recognised for their contribution to Māori in the New Year's Honours list.

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Kukupa Tirikatene honoured for his contribution to Māori and Education

By Te Kāea

Kukupa Tirikatene of Ngāi Tahu has been appointed an officer of the NZ Order of Merit for services to Māori and education. He's also the kaumātua at the Manukau Institute of Technology in South Auckland, the founding member and kaumātua for Ngāi Tahu Whānui in Auckland and cultural advisor to the Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu. 


Tariana Turia celebrated for her work

By Wepiha Te Kanawa

She was the driving force behind Maoridoms most influential political movement, today Dame Tariana Turia joins the NZ Order of Merit for her services in Parliament spanning 2 decades. Te Kāea was with her today at her Marae in Whangaehu.