EWC Alumnus Made Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit

Sir Tamati Reedy (Photo Credit: Watangi Tribunal)

Professor Tamati Reedy was made a Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit so he is now Sir Tamati Reedy.  He received this honor for his services in education and developing stronger ties with the Maori community.

Maori Affairs Minister Dr. Pita Sharples said in an official statement that Sir Tamati Reedy’s New Year honour is a fitting tribute to his life of service to the nation.

“Sir Tamati combines the strength of a rural Ngati Porou East Coast background with an outstanding academic career, which he has devoted to the advancement of Maori in education, public administration, iwi development and Maori-Crown relationships,” said Dr Sharples.

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