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Whatarangi Winiata

Whatarangi Winiata

Dr Whatarangi Winiata (Ngāti Raukawa) is Te Ahorangi o Ngā Purutanga Mauri at Te Wānanga o Raukawa in mŌtaki and was the founder of this wānanga, which was Aotearoa New Zealand’s first contemporary wānanga. He has contributed sixty years of advocacy on behalf of Māori
people, including thirty years with Te Hahi Mihingare, fifteen years with the New Zealand Māori Council and being the inaugural president of the Māori Party. Dr Winiata is a Waitangi Tribunal claimant, researcher, writer, lecturer and governor and has spent seventy years advancing the interests of Ngāti Pareraukawa and Ngāti Raukawa.

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