Ngāi Te Rangi Rangatira Dr Hauata Palmer (Ngāi Tuwhiwhia, Ngāti Tapu) has recently been appointed to the Waitangi Tribunal Council.
Dr Hauata Palmer is a well-respected kaumātua from Ngāi Te Rangi and he holds an Honorary Doctorate in Philosophy. He worked for the Department of Māori Affairs for several years before returning home to work for his hapū and iwi in the Tauranga region.
Takuta Palmer has also been a long serving advocate for the state of Te Reo in Tauranga and was formally the Chairperson for Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Te Rangi iwi Trust, and a dynamic representative of Ngāi Te Rangi Iwi.
Ngāi Te Rangi celebrates and congratulates this great appointment and we look forward to seeing the impact Hauata will make on the Tribunal.
E te rangatira, ngā mihi nui kia koe.
Takuta Hauata Palmer with fellow Ngai Te Rangi Kaumatua Kihi Ngatai who has recently retired from the Waitangi Tribunal Panel.