Story: Ngā take Māori – government policy and Māori

Māori affairs leaders: Ben Couch, 1981 (1st of 2)

Māori affairs leaders: Ben Couch, 1981

Ben Couch, MP for Wairarapa and minister of Maori affairs, speaks on the Waitangi marae on Waitangi Day 1981. Couch, a former All Black, aroused controversy later that year when he supported the Springboks' tour of New Zealand.

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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/photograph/34392/maori-affairs-leaders-ben-couch-1981 (accessed 20 May 2019)

Story by Mark Derby, published 20 Jun 2012