Kōrero: Ngā pakanga ki tāwāhi

Jerry Mateparae, te tumu whakarae o te taua wawao, 2006

Jerry Mateparae, te tumu whakarae o te taua wawao, 2006

Ko Rūtene Tianara Jerry Matepārae e mau ana i te korowai ki te Puni Hōia o Trentham i te 1 o ngā rā o Mei i te tau 2006, te rangi i tohua ia ki te tūranga tumu whakarae o te ope taua o te motu. Nō Ngāti Tūwharetoa me Ngati Kahungunu a Matepārae, ā, nō te tau 1972 tīmata ia ki te ope taua, ā, i tū hoki ia ki roto i te SAS. I piki ake a Matepārae ki te tūranga rūtene tianara, ā, i te tau 1998 nānā i ārahi te ope taua mātirotiro i te rongomau ki Bougainville. Mai i te tau 1999 ki te tau 2001, koia te kaiārahi takirua i ngā ope taua o Aotearoa ki te rāwhiti o Tīmoa. I te tau 2002 ka whakatairangatia ake a Matepārae  ki te kaiarataki i te taua o Aotearoa, ā, nō te tau 2006 ka riro i a ia te tūranga kaiarataki o te taua wawao o Aotearoa. I muri i tētahi wāhanga iti ki te Te Tira Tiaki o te Kāwanatanga i te tau 2011, ka whakamānawatia ia ki te tūranga Kāwana Tianara. 

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Monty Soutar, 'Ngā pakanga ki tāwāhi - Ngā mahi ki tawhiti, mai i te tau 1945', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/36703/jerry-mateparae-te-tumu-whakarae-o-te-taua-wawao-2006 (accessed 19 June 2019)

Story by Monty Soutar, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 May 2016