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Harawira Tiri Gardiner

Six Knights and Dames attended the investiture of Sir Tamati Reedy.  They were, from left, Sir Peter Tapsell, Sir Henare Ngata, Sir Anand Satyanand, Sir Tamati Reedy, Dame Iritana Tawhiwhirangi, and Sir Wira Gardiner. CC BY 4.0 New Zealand Government, Office of the Governor-General -

Six Knights and Dames attended the investiture of Sir Tamati Reedy. They were, from left, Sir Peter …


Civilian life

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    4 September 1943 AWMM
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    Vietnam 30780 AWMM
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  • Founding director of the Waitangi Tribunal. First chief executive of Te Puni Kōkiri.

    Served in NZ Army 1963 - 1983. Later Director of Civil Defence and Te Papa Museum. Knighted (KNZM) in 2009. AWMM


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    17 March 2022 AWMM
    Age 78 AWMM
    GisborneNew Zealand AWMM
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