Skip Content

Tētahi kaiwhakaū o Te Panekiretanga kua whakamānawatia ki ngā tohu o Kūini Irihāpeti

Congratulations to Professor Pou Temara for being made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM) for his services to Māori and education.

Professor Temara is a renowned expert of Te Reo Māori and Tikanga Māori at Waikato University and is a recognised exponent of the art of whaikōrero (oratory) and mau rākau (Māori weapons handling).

Professor Temara is one the directors of Te Panekiretanga o Te Reo Māori programme, the Institute of Excellence in the Māori Language which runs under the umbrella of Te Wānanga o Aotearoa. 

He was one of the key founders of the programme and has mentored many of the current generation’s leading Māori language speakers, orators, teachers and exponents of karakia and Māori weaponry.

Professor Temara (Ngai Tuhoe) has also contributed to the Māori language strategy of Te Wānanga o Aotearoa to improve the quality of Te Reo Māori throughout the country.



 Back to news & events

Published On: 7 June, 2016

Article By: James Ihaka



Other Articles

  • March 15, 2017

    Te hora i te rongopai mō Womad | Spreading the Womad word

    What started out as a good way to get to a music festival without buying tickets has turned into one of the most enjoyable annual experiences for Dennis Ngawhare.

  • March 15, 2017

    Mātanga Janna | Janna goes pro

    Janna O’Malley has some tough decisions to make in the next few weeks.

  • March 15, 2017

    Minister of Tertiary Education visits Te Wānanga o Aotearoa

    The new Minister of Tertiary Education Paul Goldsmith was keen to learn about Te Wānanga o Aotearoa during a recent visit to Hamilton.

  • March 15, 2017

    Te arotake i ngā ture arataki | Guiding regulations up for review

    Tikanga Ako - the regulations that guide Te Wānanga o Aotearoa (TWoA) kaimahi about how they safely interact with tauira - is up for review.