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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.



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Published On: 7 June, 2016

Article By: James Ihaka



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