Wira Gardiner

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Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Harawira "Wira" Tiri Gardiner (born 1945) is a former professional soldier, senior public servant and writer.wikipedia
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Ngāti Awa

Ngati AwaNgati PukekoNgāti Awa and Ngāti Pūkeko
He is of Māori descent: his tribal affiliations are Ngati Awa, Ngati Pikiao, Whakatohea and Te Whanau-a-Apanui.

Whakatōhea

Te WhakatōheaTe WhakatoheaWhakatohea
He is of Māori descent: his tribal affiliations are Ngati Awa, Ngati Pikiao, Whakatohea and Te Whanau-a-Apanui.

Pauline Gardiner

Pauline Gardner
They have two children together and Gardiner has three other children from a previous marriage to former MP Pauline Gardiner, including the film producer Ainsley Gardiner.
She was married to soldier, writer and public servant Wira Gardiner.

Hekia Parata

Parata, Hekia
Gardiner is married to former politician, Hekia Parata.
Parata's name was connected to an investigation by the State Services Commissioner Don Hunn into the improper use of public funds in the purchase of two vehicles for her partner (and at that time Te Puni Kōkiri chief executive) Wira Gardiner in 1995.

Ainsley Gardiner

Ainsley Amohaere Gardiner
They have two children together and Gardiner has three other children from a previous marriage to former MP Pauline Gardiner, including the film producer Ainsley Gardiner.
Her mother was an MP, Pauline Gardiner, and her father a civil servant and politician, Wira Gardiner.

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

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Gardiner was Chair of the Tertiary Education Commission from May 2010 to July 2012 and he was appointed Chair of the Board of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa in November 2010.
Board members have included: Wira Gardiner, Fiona Campbell, Sue Piper, Judith Tizard, John Judge, Miria Pomare, Michael Bassett, Christopher Parkin, Sandra Lee, Ngātata Love, Ronald Trotter, Glenys Coughlan, Judith Binney, Philip Carter, and Wendy Lai.

Māori people

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He is of Māori descent: his tribal affiliations are Ngati Awa, Ngati Pikiao, Whakatohea and Te Whanau-a-Apanui.

Ngāti Pikiao

Ngati PikiaoNgāti HinekuraNgāti Te Takinga
He is of Māori descent: his tribal affiliations are Ngati Awa, Ngati Pikiao, Whakatohea and Te Whanau-a-Apanui.

Te Whānau-ā-Apanui

Te Whanau-a-ApanuiTe Whānau-a-ApanuiTe Whanau a Apanui
He is of Māori descent: his tribal affiliations are Ngati Awa, Ngati Pikiao, Whakatohea and Te Whanau-a-Apanui.

Whakatane

Whakatane DistrictWhakatāneWhakatane, New Zealand
He received his secondary education in Whakatane and his tertiary education at the University of Canterbury (BA) and at King's College London (MA War Studies).

University of Canterbury

Canterbury CollegeCanterbury UniversityCanterbury University College
He received his secondary education in Whakatane and his tertiary education at the University of Canterbury (BA) and at King's College London (MA War Studies).

Bachelor of Arts

B.A.BAA.B.
He received his secondary education in Whakatane and his tertiary education at the University of Canterbury (BA) and at King's College London (MA War Studies).

King's College London

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He received his secondary education in Whakatane and his tertiary education at the University of Canterbury (BA) and at King's College London (MA War Studies).

Master of Arts

M.A.MAA.M.
He received his secondary education in Whakatane and his tertiary education at the University of Canterbury (BA) and at King's College London (MA War Studies).

Member of parliament

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Gardiner is married to former politician, Hekia Parata.

New Zealand Army

New Zealand Military ForcesTerritorial ForceNew Zealand
For twenty years Gardiner served in the New Zealand Army as a professional soldier.

South Vietnam

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He saw active service in South Vietnam.

Lieutenant colonel

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Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Harawira "Wira" Tiri Gardiner (born 1945) is a former professional soldier, senior public servant and writer.

Waitangi Tribunal

The Waitangi Tribunal/Te Rōpū Whakamana i te TiritiTreaty of Waitangi claimTreaty of Waitangi Tribunal
During that time he was founding director of the Waitangi Tribunal, the founding (and only) General Manager of the Iwi Transition Agency and the founding chief executive of the Ministry of Māori Development (Te Puni Kokiri).

Te Puni Kōkiri

Department of Maori AffairsDepartment of Māori AffairsTe Puni Kokiri
During that time he was founding director of the Waitangi Tribunal, the founding (and only) General Manager of the Iwi Transition Agency and the founding chief executive of the Ministry of Māori Development (Te Puni Kokiri).

Te Māngai Pāho

Te Mangai PahoTe Māngai Pāho (Maori Broadcasting Funding Agency)Te Reo Whakapuaki Irirangi (Te Mangai Paho)
He has also been National Director of Civil Defence, Chair of Te Mangai Paho, and deputy chairman of Te Ohu Kaimoana, the trust responsible for advancing the interests of iwi in the development of fisheries.

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa

Te Wananga o Aotearoa
He is the fourth ministerial appointee to the Council of Te Wananga o Aotearoa, and is deputy chair of council at Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi.

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi

Te Whare Wananga o AwanuiarangiWhare Wananga o Awanauirangi
He is the fourth ministerial appointee to the Council of Te Wananga o Aotearoa, and is deputy chair of council at Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi.

Education in New Zealand

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Gardiner was Chair of the Tertiary Education Commission from May 2010 to July 2012 and he was appointed Chair of the Board of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa in November 2010.

New Zealand Order of Merit

Officer of the New Zealand Order of MeritCompanion of the New Zealand Order of MeritMember of the New Zealand Order of Merit
He was made a Knight of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2008 for his services to Maori.