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Name  Arnold Reedy

Died  April 8, 1971, Gisborne, New Zealand

Hanara Tangiawha Te Ohaki Reedy (16 August 1903 – 8 April 1971), commonly known as Arnold Reedy, was a New Zealand tribal leader, farmer and soldier. Of Māori descent, he identified with the Ngāti Porou iwi. He was born in Whareponga, East Coast, New Zealand, on 16 August 1903. He was the eldest son of Materoa Reedy, née Ngarimu, and John Marshall Reedy, himself the eldest son of Thomas Tyne Reedy, an Irishman, and Mihi Takawhenua Ngawiki Tuhou. Hekia Parata is his granddaughter. He was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to the Māori people in the 1970 Queen's Birthday Honours.

He was educated at Napier Boys' High School and Gisborne Boys' High School. He was a Captain in the Māori Battalion in World War II, and returned to farming after the war. He was a foundation member of the New Zealand Maori Council for ten years, and was chairman of the Horouta Tribal Executive between 1956 and 1970. In 1949 he was a Māori member of the New Zealand delegation to the United Nations.

He contested the Eastern Māori seat several times; in 1957 and 1960 (when he came second) for Social Credit and in 1963, 1966 and the 1967 by-election for National.

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Arnold Reedy Wikipedia


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