Archie Taiaroa

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Sir Archie John Te Atawhai Taiaroa KNZM (3 January 1937 – 21 September 2010) was a New Zealand Māori leader who affiliated to the Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Te Āti Haunui-a-Pāpārangi, Ngāti Apa and Ngāti Maru iwi.[1] He chaired both the Whanganui River Maori Trust Board[2] and Te Ohu Kaimoana, the latter for five years.[3] In the 2003 Queen's Birthday Honours Taiaroa was appointed a Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to Māori.[4] Following the reintroduction of titular honours by the New Zealand government, he accepted re-designation as a Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the Special Honours 2009.[5] He died of a stroke in Hamilton on 21 September 2010.[3]

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  1. ^ "Archie Taiaroa". Waka Huia. 13 December 2009. Retrieved 12 April 2016. 
  2. ^ Young, Audrey (12 November 2002). "Genesis meets iwi on river claim". New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 12 April 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Ash, Julie (22 September 2010). "Sir Archie Taiaroa dies after stroke". Dominion Post. Retrieved 12 April 2016. 
  4. ^ "Queen's Birthday honours list 2003". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 2 June 2003. Retrieved 12 April 2016. 
  5. ^ "Special honours list 1 August 2009". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 1 August 2009. Retrieved 12 April 2016.