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Dr Wayne Ngata, of Tolaga Bay, MNZM, for services to Māori and education

Dr Wayne Ngata, of Tolaga Bay, MNZM, for services to Māori and education

Dr Wayne Ngata (Ngāti Ira, Ngāti Porou, Te Aitanga a Hauiti) helped establish Māori Studies at the Tairawhiti Polytechnic (now EIT Tairawhiti). He is a performer, composer and advocate for haka and mōteatea. He is a practitioner of waka hourua navigation and voyaging. He has helped develop health programmes with a Māori approach. He has had academic, management and governance roles at EIT Tairāwhiti, the MacDiarmid Institute, the Ministry of Education, Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiārangi, Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori, and the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Dr Ngata is a Board member of the Tertiary Education Commission and Board Chair of Te Taumata Aronui.

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