Lena Ruru

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Rina Matewai Ruru (5 June 1902 – 26 August 1977), known as Lena Ruru, was a notable New Zealand community leader, sportswoman, pianist and Māori welfare worker. Of Māori descent, she identified with the Te Aitanga-a-Māhaki iwi. She was born in Gisborne, East Coast, New Zealand in 1902.[1]


  1. ^ Glover, Tum. "Lena Matewai Ruru". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved December 2011.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)