Tumu Te Heuheu

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Sir Tumu Te Heuheu Tukino VIII, KNZM is the eighth paramount chief of the Ngāti Tūwharetoa iwi, a Māori tribe of the central North Island, and an influential figure among Māori people throughout New Zealand.

Biography[edit]

Te Heuheu is the Chair of the New Zealand Historic Places Trust's Maori Heritage Council,[1] a patron of the Tukia Group Board,[2] has been the Chair of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee,[3] has been the Chairman of the Tüwharetoa Trust Board and Chairman of the Lake Taupo and Lake Rotoaira Forest Trusts, and is a patron of the University of Auckland's Polynesian Society.

Te Heuheu attended St. Patrick's College, Silverstream.

Personal life[edit]

He is the son of Sir Hepi Te Heuheu Tukino VII, a recipient of the KBE.

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