Winston Waititi

Te Whānau a Apanui, Ngāti Porou

1940 -

Winston Waititi was born at Cape Runaway and was educated at Whangaparaoa School and St Stephen’s College. He went to Auckland Teachers’ College and obtained a teacher’s certificate. He taught for thirty years around the ōpōtiki and Te Whanau-a-Apanui areas, and on the East Coast. Currently he is a dairy farmer and orchardist at Cape Runaway. He has been chairperson of the School Committee and the Jubilee Committee and he wrote the Jubilee booklet. He has written articles in the School Journal.

Biographical sources

  • Phone conversations with Winston Waititi: 5 July and 16 Sept. 1998.

    Children's literature

  • "The Story of the Moki." As told by the children of Whangaparaoa School. School Journal 1.?, 1980s. [No details].
  • This story was put together in a simplified version by the children at Whangaparaoa School.
  • Non-fiction

  • 75th Whangaparaoa School Jubilee. Gisborne, N.Z.: Te Rau, 1989.
  • ‘It contains some history of the school and the district and marae, and the story of the Moki, and a bit about early childhood education at Cape Runaway, and a bit about Mr Frank MacDonald – one of the old identities of the area, history of the local sports club Tikirau Victory Club, something about the Māori Women’s Welfare League, and Country Women’s Institute. And about the sheep dog trials. Also a history of the churches in the district.’