Reverend Matiu Eru is a senior kaumatua of Ngati Kahungunu Iwi and an Anglican Minister. He is senior kaumatua and Rangatira at both the Tangoio and Petane Marae and senior kaumatua for the Eastern District Police. He was a lecturer at the Eastern Institute of Technology School of Māori Studies and a tutor and senior advisor at Te Whare Takiura o Kahungunu in Napier, and is currently kaumatua of EIT’s Hawke’s Bay campus and the School of Māori Studies. He is senior tikanga specialist for Hawke’s Bay District Health Board, with responsibility for all Māori ceremonial requests received by the DHB.
Reverend Matiu Eru, of Hastings, QSM, for services to Māori and education