Sir Tipene O’Regan is a widely recognised participant in the debate on the shape and character of the Māori economy and the modernising of iwi governance models. He holds multiple positions on Māori and educational bodies and he has a highly-regarded passion for traditional history and ethnology of Ngāi Tahu and Te Waipounamu.
Sir Tipene led the Ngāi Tahu Claims process before the Waitangi Tribunal from 1986, culminating in a notable settlement with the Crown in 1998. He was the architect of the Treaty Fisheries Settlements in 1989 and 1992 and became the founding Chairman of Te Ohu Kai Moana , the Māori Fisheries Commission. He has been chairman and director of a wide range of entities in both the public and private sectors and has held major board appointments in both the heritage and environment sectors.
Sir Tipene O’Regan appears in:
The Stars Are On Fire, Fri 26 Aug, 7.30pm
Kōrero Pūrakau : Ngāi Tahu Storytelling, Sat 27 Aug, 3.15pm