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Te Ipukarea

Te Wharehuia Milroy

  • Tūhoe



1937 --

Te Wharehuia was born in 1937 and is a descendant of Ngāi Tūhoe. He is an exponent of the Māori language and is a director of Te Panekiretanga o Te Reo Māori at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa. 

He is also an Adjunct Professor in Te Ipukarea – the National Māori Language Institute. Te Wharehuia is one of the three New Zealand Fellows of the International Centre for Language Revitalisation. Te Wharehuia was a Professor of Māori at the University of Waikato from 1993 to 2000. He has served on several Boards and Committees including Te Papa Māori Advisory Committee, Te Taura Whiri i te reo Māori, Tertiary Education Advisory Committee, Whakaruruhau Reo for the New Zealand Qualifications Authority and is still currently a member of the Board for New Zealand Geographic and the Waitangi Tribunal. Te Wharehuia has been involved in numerous Māori performing arts competitions as he is frequently asked to be a judge. He was made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM) in 2012 for services to the Māori language. He has also been awarded a QSO.