Patron & Life Members


Our patron

Our Te Matatini patron is the Māori King - Te Arikinui Kingi Tuheitia.

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Life members

Te Matatini life members are recognised for their past contributions to Kapa Haka and the work of Te Matatini Society

  • Dr Pita Sharples
  • Dr Ngapo Wehi
  • Mr George Ria
  • Mrs Tangiwai Ria
  • Mr Tom Ward
  • Mr Hekenukumai Busby
  • Mr Timoti Karetu
  • Mr Trevor Maxwell
  • Mrs Te Aroha Paenga
  • Mr Joseph Paul