Story: Kaumātua – Māori elders

Government kaumātua: Papa Leo (1st of 3)

Government kaumātua: Papa Leo

This is Hape Nuia Waikari, known as Papa Leo. As well as being a kaumātua for his people, he became a kaumātua for the Department of Corrections in the mid-1970s.

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Rawinia Higgins and Paul Meredith, 'Kaumātua – Māori elders - Kaumātua in modern times', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 May 2022)

Story by Rawinia Higgins and Paul Meredith, published 5 May 2011