Te Mātāpuputu o te Tau
The people who are creating a legacy for tomorrow. The ones who have made a positive contribution to Aotearoa later in their life, actively involved in making the world around them a better place.
Rereata Mākiha (Ngapuhi/Te Arawa/Rangitane) has dedicated his life to Te Ao Māori, he is an innovator who finds new ways to pass on knowledge. A broadcaster and reporter from the early 1970s, he was instrumental in the revitalisation of te reo Māori and is a specialist in ancestral knowledge. A promoter of Mahi tiaki Taiao - environmental work - he has led in the revival of whare wananga teachings and traditional practices related to the environment. Recently Rereata has been active in building up knowledge of and use of the Maramataka - the Maori Lunar Calendar - working alongside others to teach its value in communities across Aotearoa.
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