Ngā Ahurei Fellow Professor Rangi Mātāmua FRSNZ (Ngāi Tūhoe) has won the title of Te Pou Whakarae o Aotearoa | New Zealander of the Year. The award honours the achievements and contributions of an inspirational Kiwi whose achievements have made a big, positive contribution to the country this year. Without his efforts, Matariki would not be nationally recognised as an important time of reflection and celebration as it is now.
Professor Rangi Mātāmua was also selected as the winner of Te Puiaki Whakapā Pūtaiao The Prime Minister’s Science Communication Prize winner 2019.
Ka Rawe!