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Waikerepuru, Te Huirangi Eruera Play
1. (personal name) Ngāti Ruanui, Tāngahoe; Orator, educator and activist for Māori language revival and indigenous rights. Following a career as a building tradesman, moved into trade training and became prominent in adult education in Māori language revitalisation. Having developed language instruction programmes turned his attention to broadcasting recognising its value in promoting Māori language use. Led the case through to the Privy Council that the NZ Government should recognise and protect Māori language as a 'taonga under the principle of the Treaty of Waitangi' in the allocation of New Zealand's broadcasting assets. Following this successful challenge Huirangi returned to Taranaki where he has become the single most dominant figure in guiding the regeneration of Taranaki's distinct regional dialect. Received an Honorary Doctorate from The University of Waikato in 1995 for his achievement in both tertiary education and Māori language communities.
Tirikātene, Eruera Tīhema Te Āika Play
1. (personal name) (1895-1967) Ngāi Tahu; farmer, marine engineer, Rātana leader and politician who entered Parliament in 1932 and was knighted in 1960.
I whānau a Edward James Te Āika Tregerthen – nō muri iho ka karangatia ko Eruera Tīhema Tirikātene – i te 5 o Hānuere i te tau 1895, i te pā o Te Rakiwhakaputa e pātata atu rā ki Kaiapoi (TTR 1998:75). / Edward James Te Āika Tregerthen, later known as Eruera Tīhema Tirikātene, was born on 5 January 1895 at Te Rakiwhakaputa pā near Kaiapoi.