Story: Older people

Kaumātua (1st of 3)


Ngāti Porou kaumātua Hone Taumaunu is pictured here discussing tribal affairs in 2008. In the 21st century few Māori were over 65, but their proportion of the Māori and total population was expected to increase. In 2013 Māori life expectancy was seven years less than non-Māori. 

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Peggy Koopman-Boyden, 'Older people - Demographics of older people', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 May 2022)

Story by Peggy Koopman-Boyden, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 22 Aug 2018