Brent Kerehona Pukepuke-Ahitapu

Brent Kerehona Pukepuke-Ahitapu (BA, MTeach) is an educator, author, historian, and a Māori cultural practitioner (kairaranga – weaver). His work has been published in various formats including journal articles, bilingual historical storybooks, government websites, and in museums and galleries. He has delivered lectures and presentations across Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia, England, the USA, and Turkey. One of his passions is to locate, identify, and study Māori taonga around the world, and write historical and technical reports about them that provide cultural context, so they are acknowledged and displayed in a manner that respects their mauri (life essence) and mana (prestige). He can be contacted through his website, Purakau Productions.

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