Ngaire Te Hira

Te Rarawa, Ngāti Whātua

1946 -

Ngaire Te Hira was born and educated in Auckland. She is a mother of nine children and a grandmother. She has written non-fiction articles on a nuclear-free and independent Pacific, and on issues relating to Māori women and community adult education. She has published in Broadsheet and Pacific Bulletin and has written internal papers on unemployment and social development. With others, Te Hira is currently compiling a kit on adult education resources. She is a former president and trustee of the National Resource Centre of the Adult Community Education Association Aotearoa. She is currently working at Te Waipareira Trust.

Biographical sources

  • Phone conversations with Ngaire Te Hira on 29 and 30 July 1998.


  • "Te Hikoi Ki Waitangi." Te Hikoi Ki Waitangi 1984. Otara, N.Z.: Waitangi Action Committee, 1984. 40-41.
  • Te Hira writes of the 1984 Hikoi to Waitangi and reports on the various questions raised by those on the hikoi concerning the rights of the Māori, the future of Waitangi Day ‘celebrations’ and the unification of Māoridom in order to find Māori solutions.