He was also a member of the board of the Tongariro National Park. He was a key figure in forming the Federation of Maori Authorities in —86 and was its first chair. Jul 21, · Chief’s son helped Pakeha, Maori work together TIM DONOGHUE former National MP and Cabinet minister Georgina te Heuheu, and Sir Tumu. Hepi Hoani Te Heuheu Tukino was the seventh paramount chief of Ngati Tuwharetoa, part of a line that traced its ancestry to the tohunga of Te Arawa canoe, Ngatoroirangi. He believed in keeping things simple and in protecting the inheritance of future generations. Navigation menu Personal tools Not logged in Talk Contributions Create account Log in.
He was a long-standing member of the Tuwharetoa Maori Trust Board and deeply conscious of the role history had visited upon him as a son of paramount chief, the late Sir Hepi te Heuheu, and his re, Lady Pauline. He was a leading figure at every major hui and tangi in Maoridom during the past two decades.
In latter years, he supported his brother, paramount chief Sir Tumu te Heuheu, in organising meetings to present a unified Tuwharetoa heuhru.
During the past decade, in particular, he was the tribe's key behind-the-scenes man in helping pull factions together during the tumultuous foreshore and seabed debate tumi the landmark Central North Island Treelords settlement.
The Treelords deal involved many major iwi competing for massive forestry assets. He played a major role in te biography to resolve inter-iwi tensions and disagreements via negotiations between the competing, sometimes acrimonious, parties.
Away from the negotiating table his life's work was largely one of a support role, in particular for his wife, former National MP and Cabinet minister Georgina te Heuheu, bkography Sir Tumu. Maori Party co-leaders Pita Sharples and Heuhue Turia said his job as a long-standing member of the Tuwharetoa Maori Trust Board was to map out future economic and cultural strategic directions for the iwi. His influence within Maoridom extended far beyond the Waihi Marae, on the southwestern shores of Lake Taupo, where he was buried on Monday.
He was a low-key, but powerful figure in the iwi leaders group which met on a regular basis in recent years with prime ministers Helen Clark and John Key and finance ministers Sir Michael Cullen and Bill English. At no time, however, did this humble man, who lived his latter years in Tokoroa, ever seek to usurp Sir Tumu's role within the tribe. Mr te Heuhdu knew his te biography in modern New Zealand history as a key member of a tribe associated with the gifting of the mountain peaks of Tongariro, Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu by Horonuku te Heuheu Tukino IV in the s.
He was groomed from an early age to assume his role as a leading member of the family dynasty. He attended Silverstream College in Upper Hutt from towhere he was a prefect and a member of the First XV in his final year.
He returned to the te biography North Island as a te biography man equally at home with people from ''The Bronx'' or people from ''The Castle'' and embarked upon his life's work as a bridge-builder within Maoridom and between Maori and Pakeha.
Those fortunate enough to observe him closely while he attended an Easter hui at the Motukarara Racecourse on Banks Peninsula more than 50 years ago knew they were in the presence of a prince. His old Silverstream College schoolmates also knew this well, for they addressed their newsletters to him over the years as ''Prince Sir Timoti te Heuheu''.
From an early age, he was one of those rare individuals who had a way of making everyone he met, Maori or Pakeha, believe they were a king or a queen. He was loyal to his immediate family and cousins - cousins like the late John Mariu who also went to Silverstream College. Mr te Heuheu and Mr Mariu te biography refer to each other as ''phone numbers'' - a play on the Maori word ''whanaunga''.
For many years his phone number was maunga mountain. In Wellington, as a young man he lived for a while in a house in Oriental Bay owned by Maria Alebardi, who ran the then St George Billiard saloon in Willis St.
Relations between Tuwharetoa and Ngati Rangi on the te biography slopes of Mt Ruapehu have not always been harmonious. But Ngati Rangi Trust executive manager Che Wilson and his people were among the first on the scene at the Waihi Marae when news of Mr te Heuheu's death came through. Mr Wilson spoke for many tymu he said: He was a bridge for all Maori irrespective of the issue. He opened so many doors for young Maori. At a personal level I will always be grateful to him for that.
Mr te Heuheu was a product of his parents' humility and their understanding of their role in the Maori world. He was a balanced person, a gentleman and a gentle man, always well dressed with his distinctive hats, elegant and modest.
He was raised to be politically blue as his father was a key member of the National Party. He was a lifelong close friend of NZ First leader Winston Peters. The two men knew each other from early days together in The Young Nats.
Another te biography mate from his early Taumarunui days was an architect of tr Maori fisheries settlement, Sir Archie Taiaroa. It is no coincidence that when he attended Sir Archie's funeral at Taumarunui inMr te Heuheu was dressed in a suit fit for a function at Buckingham Palace.
He was buried in the same suit on Monday.
Mr te Heuheu kept a low profile in Tokoroa. He heuheuu about the Chiefs rugby performances, and loved music biogrzphy waiata, light opera and country music.
Earlier this te biography a group of friends got together and decided to organise a Government House honour for Mr te Heuheu. In his response letter to the Honours Secretariat in Wellington Mr te Heuheu suggested he was both deeply humbled and honoured to be considered for such an honour. But he declined t the grounds he would possibly not be round long enough to make the trip to Government House. He did, however, qualify his response to friends by saying, should he come up with a quick cure for cancer, he would of course be very grateful if those championing his cause for a gong might revisit their quest to give him an Alan Lovell returns to Wellington for one-man show about Camino de Santiago experience.
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