Tā William Te Rangiua ‘Pou’ Temara
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He mea whakatipu a Tā William Te Rangiua ‘Pou’ Temara KNZM (1948 te tau i whānau ai ia) e ōna kaumātua i te mātotorutanga o te reo Māori i Te Urewera kia waru tau rā anō tōna pakeke. Koia te wā i hoki ai rātau ki Ruatāhuna. He ahorangi tikanga ia i te Wānanga o Awanuiārangi i tēnei wā. I mua atu he ahorangi ia o te reo Māori, o ngā tikanga, me te kaupapa rapunga whakaaro i Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato. I mua i tāna mahi i Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato, i Te Whare Wānanga o Te Upoko o te Ika a Māui ia (otirā te wāhi i whai tohu mātauranga ai ia) a, i Awanuiārangi ia mua o tōna haerenga ki Waikato. Ko ia hoki te mana ahurea o te whaikōrero, o te whakapapa me te karakia. Kua tū ia hei mema mō Te Rōpū Whakamana i Te Tiriti o Waitangi mai i te tau 2008, hei mema mō Te Poari Tarahiti Māori o Tūhoe Waikaremoana, hei heamana mō Te Hui Ahurei a Tūhoe, ā, ko ia te heamana o Karanga Aotearoa, te mana whakahoki mai i ngā kōiwi Māori i tāwāhi. Ko ia hoki tētahi o te Tekau mā Rua a Kīngi Tūheitia. I whakawhiwhia ia ki Te Tohu Tā i te tau 2021.
Sir William Te Rangiua ‘Pou’ Temara KNZM (born 1948) was raised by his grandparents in a Māori-language environment in Te Urewera until he was eight years old when they moved back to Ruatāhuna. He is a professor of Māori Philosophy at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi. Previously he was a professor of reo and tikanga at the University of Waikato, and taught at Victoria University of Wellington (where he also studied). He is a cultural authority on whaikōrero, tikanga and karakia. He has been a member of the Waitangi Tribunal since 2008, a member of the Tūhoe Waikaremoana Māori Trust Board and former chair of Te Hui Ahurei a Tūhoe within his iwi, Tūhoe and is current chair of the Repatriation Advisory Panel at Te Papa. He sits on Kīngi Tūheitia’s ‘Council of Twelve’. He became a Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2021.