Te Huirangi Waikerepuru

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Huirangi Eruera Waikerepuru CNZM (1 April 1929 – 8 April 2020) was a New Zealand Māori language activist and trade unionist.[1] He was known for creating Māori language radio and television channels.[2] He had a 30-year relationship with the Tertiary Education Union.

In 1995, Waikerepuru was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Waikato.[1][3] In the 2014 Queen's Birthday Honours, he was appointed a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit.[4][3] He was a life member of the Tertiary Education Union.[5]

Waikerepuru died on 8 April 2020, aged 91.[6]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 TEU (11 June 2015). "Waikerepuru retires from TEU duties – TEU". Teu.ac.nz. Archived from the original on 28 October 2016. Retrieved 28 October 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Māori-language campaigner Huirangi Waikerepuru – Biculturalism – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand". Teara.govt.nz. 20 June 2012. Retrieved 28 October 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Alumni honours - Alumni @ Waikato: University of Waikato".
  4. "Dr Huirangi Waikerepuru recognised for his commitment to Te Reo Māori | Māori Television". Maoritelevision.com. 1 May 2014. Retrieved 28 October 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. "Award recipients and alumni – TEU". Teu.ac.nz. 19 February 2016. Archived from the original on 9 October 2016. Retrieved 28 October 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. Koti, Tepara (9 April 2020). "Māoridom mourns reo Māori stalwart, Dr Huirangi Waikerepuru". Te Ao Māori News. Retrieved 9 April 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)