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Māori affairs leaders: Kara Puketapu, 1984 (2nd of 2)

Māori affairs leaders: Kara Puketapu, 1984

This photograph of Kara Puketapu as managing director of Maori International appeared on the cover of Tu Tangata magazine, published by the Department of Maori Affairs, in 1984. Puketapu became secretary of the department in 1977 and set up innovative community-development programmes to build an economic base for Māori. In 1983 he left to form Maori International, a private company investing in Māori arts, tourism and farming ventures.

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Reference: Tu Tangata: Maori News. June/July 1984

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Mark Derby, 'Ngā take Māori – government policy and Māori - Māori renaissance, 1970s to 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/ephemera/34393/maori-affairs-leaders-kara-puketapu-1984 (accessed 25 May 2019)

Story by Mark Derby, published 20 Jun 2012