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Ngāti Porou leader, land reformer, politician and scholar Sir Apirana Ngata (1874-1950) is celebrated in this episode of a series about leading Māori figures produced by TVNZ's Māori Department. Ngata was seemingly ordained for greatness from birth. The first Māori university graduate, he was an MP and a Minister of Native Affairs, and a firm believer that Māori had to live alongside Pākehā and learn from them. Reforms he instituted helped his people retain their lands and language; and he led a cultural renaissance that revitalised action songs, waiata and haka.  



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 Don Selwyn
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 louis ratana

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 Wiki Bidois

Wiki Bidois

Great seeing this about my grandfather Apirana. I saw myself at his tangi in 1950 and at the end of the film- me with the curly hair.


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