28 Sep 2014

Dr Maarire Goodall Awardee Tariana Turia

From Te Ahi Kaa, 6:43 pm on 28 September 2014

It seems once you hit retirement the awards start flooding in, not that they're undeserving in the case of former Māori party co-leader and Associate Minister of Health Tariana Turia who was recognised by Te Ora for her services to health. That, the award ceremony took place at her own Pā made it all the more special. Following the ceremony and seeking a quiet place to interview, Maraea Rakuraku learns why the haka, ka mate is discouraged at Whangaehu Pā, as her and Turia stand in front of the Gottfried Lindauer (1839-1926) portrait of Taria's tupuna, Te Rangi Pikinga.