NPM Deputy Director Professor Poia Rewi (Ngāti Manama, Tuhōe, Tūwharetoa) was farewelled from the University of Otago in late June and welcomed in early July to his role as chief executive of Te Mātāwai, the agency that promotes the use of Te Reo Māori.
Link here to the final seminar Poia gave at the University of Otago to a packed audience of students and staff, who will miss him dearly.
At NPM we reiterate the departing message from his Otago colleagues: "Our loss will be the community’s gain. Poia has been an amazing example for us in Te Tumu and the University of Otago, as a person who lives and breathes tikanga Māori, as an inspirational teacher, a leader in research, as well as a colleague and friend in the academy. We will surely miss him.”