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October 11, 2016

As he rose to give his maiden speech in the Parliament of New Zealand, Parekura Horomia, the former sheep shearer from Tolaga Bay was about to become a tree int he forest of leaders. This is the maiden speech the late, great Maori leader gave in 2000...in his own words...

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Sir Apirana Ngata was a man who set the pace of his times and a true Maori leader. He has often been described as the foremost Māori politician to have ever served in Parliament, and is also known for his work in promoting and protecting Māori culture and language. In the 1905 election, Ngata himself stood as the Liberal candidate for the Eastern Maori electorate, challenging the incumbent Wi Pere. He was elected to Parliament.

 

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