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Whai Ngata

Whai Ngata

Māori broadcaster, journalist and lexicographer
Whai Ngata
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Intro Māori broadcaster, journalist and lexicographer
A.K.A. Tanara Whairiri Kitawhiti Ngata
Was Television personality Broadcaster Journalist Lexicographer
From New Zealand
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio Journalism Social science
Gender male
Birth 1942
Death 3 April 2016, Auckland, Auckland Region, New Zealand (aged 74 years)
Family
Father: Hōri Mahue Ngata
Awards
Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit 2007
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Biography

Tanara Whairiri Kitawhiti "Whai" Ngata ONZM (c. 1942 – 3 April 2016) was a Māori broadcaster, journalist, and lexicographer.

Ngata worked for Radio New Zealand from 1975 to 1983, before moving to Television New Zealand. He led the Māori department at TVNZ until his retirement in 2008. He helped to write the English–Māori dictionary credited to his father Hōri Mahue Ngata, the grandson of Sir Āpirana Ngata.

In the 2007 Queen's Birthday Honours, Ngata was appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to Māori broadcasting and television.

Ngata died in Auckland overnight on 2/3 April 2016. He is survived by his mother Mihihara Ngata (née Ngarimu), wife Geraldine and his three sons and their families.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 17 Aug 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/te-manu-korihi/300537/maori-broadcasting-pioneer-whairiri-ngata-dies
http://www.maoritelevision.com/news/national/broadcasting-mourns-loss-maori-industry-leader
https://dpmc.govt.nz/publications/queens-birthday-honours-list-2007
https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/he-pioneering-maori-journalist-tvnz-farewells-whai-ngata-after-40-year-career-v1
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1119149/
http://www.nzonscreen.com/person/whai-ngata/biography
http://www.learningmedia.co.nz/catalogue?catalogue=LEARNINGMEDIANZ&category=PM-BOOK-SERIES-NGATA-DICTIONARY
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