NOHANZ congratulates Taina Tangaere-McGregor

Taina was recently named as a Kiwibank Local Hero 2017

Tēnā Koutou
I am delighted to let you all know that Taina was recently named as a Kiwibank Local Hero 2017. The awards “aim to identify & reward everyday people doing extraordinary things in their local communities. The Local Hero Awards recognises the enormous contribution, sacrifice and commitment of Kiwis who selflessly work to make their local communities a better place.”
The medal presentation ceremony was held in the Banquet Hall at Parliament on Monday, with 35 Wellingtonians being honoured (I am sure you will recognise a number of the names). There is a photo and list on the Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year website (under News).
Taina’s citation reads:
Taina Tangaere-McGregor (Wellington)
Taina is of Ngati Porou descent and is passionate about preserving the history of the achievements of her race.
Now in her seventies, she still works tirelessly for Alexander Turnbull library as an oral history adviser for Maori. She travels the length and breadth of Aotearoa to interview multitudes of people both Maori and Pakeha.
Taina trains Maori people to effectively archive their oral history and works tirelessly to preserve the Maori language for generations to come.
She is creative and through teaching other Maori how to use video cameras, she is keeping interest in the Maori language alive in the present population.
Ngā mihi nui me te aroha nui Taina


One Comment on “Taina Tangaere-McGregor: Kiwibank Local Hero 2017”

  1. Kia ora Taina,

    I was on the NOHANZ site looking for other OH information and found out about this recognition for your fantastic work over the years. Yes, you are a local (and a national) hero! Congratulations on this public achievement and thank you for what you have done and continue to do in the field.

    Hei konā mai,


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