Pou Temara

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William Te Rangiua (Pou) Temara is a Māori academic. He is professor of Te Reo, Tikanga and Philosophy (language and practices) at Waikato University[1] and a cultural authority on whaikōrero (oratory), whakapapa (genealogy) and karakia (prayers and incantations).[2] Prior to working at Waikato, he taught at Victoria University of Wellington (where he also studied)[3] and Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi.[4]

Early life[edit]

Temara was raised by his grandparents in a Māori-language environment in the Ureweras until he was eight years old, when he was sent to an English-language boarding school in Auckland.[2] He is the nephew of Māori language activist Jean Puketapu.[5] His uncle Makarini Temara was on the first Waitangi Tribunal in 1975.[6]

Professional life[edit]

Temara has been a member of the Waitangi Tribunal since 2008[4] and is currently chair of the Repatriation Advisory Panel at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.[7][8] He is a member of the Tūhoe Waikaremoana Māori Trust Board[7] and chair of Te Hui Ahurei a Tūhoe within his iwi (tribe), Ngāi Tūhoe.[7] He is on Kingi Tuheitia's 'Council of Twelve.'[9]

Television[edit]

He was the presenter of Korero Mai, Television New Zealand's first Māori language series.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pou Temara - Māori & Pacific Development : University of Waikato". waikato.ac.nz. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Māori professor returned to his roots | Stuff.co.nz". stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
  3. ^ "Mastery of te reo earns top honour - National - NZ Herald News". nzherald.co.nz. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Professor Pou Temara — Waitangi Tribunal". justice.govt.nz. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
  5. ^ "Maori language pioneer dies | Stuff.co.nz". stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
  6. ^ "Waitangi Tribunal job for Waikato academic | Stuff.co.nz". stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
  7. ^ a b c "Repatriation Advisory Panel - Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, NZ". tepapa.govt.nz. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
  8. ^ "Maori looking at preserving heads again, says academic - National - NZ Herald News". nzherald.co.nz. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
  9. ^ "Iwi leaders chosen to form King's Council | Stuff.co.nz". stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
  10. ^ Five prominent Maori leaders share lifetime award for commitment to te reo and tikanga

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