Jean Hawea

Ngāti Awa

Jean Hawea is a journalist in Invercargill who writes for various magazines. She also writes songs for "Tuahine" a Whakatane-based band.

Biographical sources

  • Phone conversation with Jean Hawea on 13 Nov., 1992.


  • "Give Our Children Back to Us." Te Iwi o Aotearoa 9 (1988): 22.
  • Hawea writes of a proposed scheme by Ngāti Awa to release tribal youth offenders and state wards to their Iwi. She notes that the "proposal was mooted at a recent Hui at Tauarau Marae in Ruatoki where members of the parliamentary select committee met with iwi authorities to hear submissions on the children’s and young persons Bill". She outlines how the scheme could be facilitated.