He Aitua – Dr Ranginui Walker

Haruru ana te ao i te hinganga o te totara nui. 

Ranginui, moe mai ra e te papa, e te matua, e te rangatira.

Te ORA acknowledges with great sadness the passing of Maori academic and writer Dr Ranginui Walker, Whakatōhea, aged 83.  Dr Walker dedicated much of his life to promoting Te Reo Maori and history, with a particular passion for ensuring historical events significant to Maori were properly documented.

He was an advisor to the Auckland School of Medicine, helping to establish the affirmative action programme Maori and Pacific Admission Scheme.  His leadership over many years and over many sectors including health, education, land and social justice has been outstanding.  

His contribution has been immense. 

Dr Rawiri Jansen Kaihautu/Chairperson Te ORA

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