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  •   Home > News > Maori

    Actor, writer and director Rawiri Paratene has put a cherry on top of his five-decade career

    Actor, writer and director Rawiri Paratene has put a cherry on top of his five-decade career


    He's being made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to Maori, film and theatre.

    Paratene is a long-time advocate for the use of te reo Maori and is a member of the Nga Tamatoa movement campaigning for teaching Maori in schools.

    He has directed on language learning shows and is a trustee of the South Pacific Whale Research Consortium and of Te Paepae Ataata, which funds the development of Maori cinema.

    © 2022 Newstalk ZB, NZCity

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