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.


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.