Posts Tagged ‘Kaumatua’

Queen’s Birthday Honour for Taranaki kaumātua-cum priest

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

Archdeacon Tikituterangi (Tiki) Raumati is now an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit following the announcement of this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours. A kaumātua and a retired priest of 50 years still has people turning up at his door asking if he’ll baptise their children, or if he knows anything about their whānau. Read more

Paul Carr RIP liked telling people he was John Paul II’s driver

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

A well-known kaumatua, Paul Pōnui Kimiora Carr, passed away suddenly and peacefully in his home on Thursday 13 November 2014. Paul was a great story teller and had many stories to tell. One was how on one occasion, when he was working as a driver for the government, he was blessed with the honour of Read more