Posts Tagged ‘Morvin Simon’

Many lament the death of Morvin Simon Comments 0

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Maori leaders have paid tribute to Whanganui kaumatua Morvin Te Anatipa Simon, an exceptional composer, choirmaster, kapa haka leader, academic and historian. Simon died in Wellington hospital on 14 May after a long period of ill health. E te uri o Hinengakau, e te reo reka o te awa tupua, e te matua Morvin, kei te Read more

Queen’s Birthday honours for Morvin and Kura Simon Comments 0

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Fifty years in music performance and kapa haka has earned Queen’s Birthday honours for husband and wife Morvin and Kura Simon. Mr Simon is now a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) and his wife has a Queen’s Service Medal (QSM). Asked whether all those years of composing songs, singing and tutoring Read more

Morvin Simon’s contribution to Kapa Haka acknowledged at Symposium Comments 0

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

At the first national symposium celebrating haka excellence, Whanganui River kaumatua Morvin Simon, along with another prominent figure in the arts, Dr Ngapo Wehi of Ngai Tuhoe and Te Whakatohea, were acknowledged for their outstanding involvement in kapa haka. Both men were presented with honorary bachelor degrees in Maori performing arts. Whakatane-based Maori tertiary institution Read more