Kōrero: Ngā Reo Irirangi

Ko Wiremu Pāka

I te tau 1943 ka whakatūria ko Wiremu Pāka (Ngāti Porou) hei kaiwhakataki Māori tuatahi kia pānui i ngā rongo kōrero o te wā, i te irirangi. I roto i tēnei ororongo ka matapaki ia i te hokinga mai o Te Ope Rua Tekau Mā Waru ki Te Whanganui-a-Tara. He korokoro tuī ia i roto i te reo Māori me te reo Pākehā. Tae noa ki tōna matenga i te tau 1986, i whakapau kaha ia ki ngā pāhotanga Māori. He pouako kura wānanga, he kaiako tamariki, he kaiwhakamāori anō a ia. 

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Piripi Walker, 'Ngā Reo Irirangi - Te rima tekau tau tuatahi', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/speech/42954/ko-wiremu-paka (accessed 24 May 2019)

Story by Piripi Walker, published 22 Oct 2014