Dr Benjamin Pittman, of Hikurangi, ONZM, for services to Māori and art
Dr Benjamin Pittman, of Hikurangi, ONZM, for services to Māori and art.
Dr Benjamin Pittman is Chair of Creative Northland and Secretary of Wairau Māori Art Gallery Charitable Trust Board. He plays a key role with the Hundertwasser Art Centre with Wairau Māori Art Gallery Project Control Group and Project Action Team. He was a Haerewa Māori Advisory Board member for Auckland Art Gallery, Treasurer of Tai Tokerau District Māori Council, and a New Zealand Māori Council member. He was Secretary of Akerama Marae and a member of its Business Development Unit. He is Chairman of Te Pouwhenua o Tiakiriri Kūkupa Trust Board – Te Parawhau ki Tai. He developed a Māori and Pacific Island cultural reclamation programme for institutions in Australia. Dr Pittman has been a Treaty of Waitangi claims team member for Te Parawhau and Ngāti Hau.