Hamiora Wiremu Maioha

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Hamiora Wiremu Maioha, OBE (21 September 1888 – 30 January 1963) was a New Zealand interpreter, farmer and community leader. Of Māori descent, he identified with the Ngāpuhi iwi. He was born in Waimamaku, Northland, New Zealand, on 21 September 1888.[1]

In the 1963 New Year Honours, Maioha was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire, for services to the Māori people.[2]


  1. ^ Ballara, Angela. "Hamiora Wiremu Maioha". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  2. ^ "No. 42872". The London Gazette (3rd supplement). 1 January 1963. p. 40.