Whaea Rose mourned

February 1, 2021

Te Rūnunga o Tāpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa/NZNO is mourning the passing of Rose Pere, as a “revered tōhuna tipua and leader for the revitalisation of indigenous knowledge and life throughout the world”.

Te Rūnanga tumu whakarae Titihuia Pakeho said she had informed many indigenous nurses’ journey with holistic ways of looking at health. “She played a significant part in my studies as a strong Māori wahine who maintained her staunch dedication to health for our Māori people and to any kaupapa she believed in.”

Rangimarie Turuki Arikirangi Rose Pere (Tūhoe, Ngāti Ruapani and Ngāti Kahungunu) died in December at the age of 83.