9 Jun 2023

Nei ra te mihi a Ngati Porou ki te hunga I whiwhi tohu  i te ra whakanui I te Kingi o Ingarangi .

Koutou I whakapau kaha mo nga kaupapa maha i roto i o hapu i o iwi i o hapori puta noa i a Aotearoa.

Ka ora a  Aotearoa  i a koutou mahi.

This year’s Kings Birthday and Coronation Honours recognised the services of five Ngati Porou including, our Chairman, Ta Selwyn Parata (KNZM) and :


Materoa Mar

Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) - services to Maori and Pacific Health

 

Ronald Baker

Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) - services to Maori Mental Health

 

Frank Solomon and his wife Judith 

Members of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM), services to education, particularly Maori and Pacific education

 

Awerangi Tamihere

Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) services to Maori Health

 

Acknowledgement also needs to go to:

 

Ruahei Demant 

Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit- services to rugby

 

Dean Whiting

 Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) – services to Maori Arts

 

Right Honourable Jacinda Adern 

Dame Grand Companion (GNZM) -services to the State

 

Wayne Smith

 Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (KNZM)- services to Rugby

 

Murray McPhail 

Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM)- services to Horticulture

 

Ria Earp 

 Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM)- services to Health

 

James Schuster 

Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM)- services to Maori Arts and Heritage Preservation

 

Dr Rangi Te Kanawa 

 Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) – services to Maori Art and Heritage Preservation

 

Rev Tamati Poata 

Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM)- services to Maori and the Community