Robin Tamihana Thompson

Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Kahungunu

1953 -

Robin Thompson was born in Taihape and was educated at Newmarket Primary School, Epsom Normal Intermediate and Auckland Grammar School. He has been the national secretary and organiser of Te Whare Mana Trust, the Black Power Aotearoa national organising committee. He retired from all involvement with the organisation in May 1993. He has prepared a number of proposals and submissions on behalf of various organisations.

Biographical sources

  • Thompson, Robin Tamihana. “Te Whare Mana Secretary Says Convention A Winner.” Te Iwi o Aotearoa 1 (1987): 1.
  • Fax correspondence from Thompson: 24 Feb. and 29 Mar. 1998


  • "Te Whare Mana Secretary Says Convention A Winner." Te Iwi o Aotearoa 1 (1987): 1.
  • Thompson discusses the aims of the Te Whare Mana Trust which was established after the Black Power Aotearoa Movement hui in February 1986. Thompson writes that the initial aim was ‘to assist the movement of groups into pro-active employment programmes’.
  • "Te Iwi: Getting Down to Business." Te Iwi o Aotearoa 1 (1987): 3+.
  • Thompson provides a detailed account of the mechanics of setting up a business in New Zealand.
  • "[No title]." Te Iwi o Aotearoa 1 (1987): 5.
  • Thompson addresses criticism of the Black Power movement and provides an explanation for the underlying grievances of Black Power members.