Ihaka Poata (Ngāti Kahu ki Whangaroa, Ngāpuhi)
Ihaka Poata was an acknowledged orator and scholar of northern Māori philosophy and lore.
He was a tohunga of whakapapa and karakia. His marriage to Eunice Mare enhanced his standing in the Ahipara community and lead to his role as one of the senior kaikōrero of the north.
Image Credit: The 28th Maori Battalion association bullion blazer badge.
Speaker: Ihaka Poata
Whakamahia ai mātou ngā pihikete ki te rapu māramatanga ki te āhua o tō whakamahi i tēnei paetukutuku, ki te whakapai hoki i tō whai wāhi mai. Ki te rapu kōrero anō pānuitia te kaupapahere tūmataiti.