Margaret Anne Ruwaioterangi Hiha née Raureti

Ngāti Rangitihi, Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāti Pikiao

1934 -

Margaret was born in Whakatane and educated at Matata Māori School and Whakatane High School. She attended Ardmore Training College and in her third year went to Dunedin Training College for special training in Physical Education. Margaret graduated with a Teacher’s Certificate and was a schoolteacher for thirty-four years. She subsequently worked in career counselling and specialised as a Career Consultant for Māori. Although now retired from full-time work, Margaret is Māori Cultural Adviser and Kuia to the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Team in the Hawkes Bay.

Biographical sources

  • Correspondence and phone conversation with Margaret Hiha, 24 Nov. 1992, 24 and 31 July 1998, and 19 May 2004.


  • "He Kaitohutohu: Margaret Raureti Hiha: Te Arawa." Mana Wahine: Women Who Show the Way. Ed. Amy Brown. Auckland, N.Z.: Reed Books, 1994. 82-89.
  • Photographs Jocelyn Carlin. Hiha describes her personal involvement with sport and discusses Māori sporting proficiency. She also argues for the importance of targeting potential athletes, cultivating mentors and focusing on Sydney 2000.
  • Non-fiction

  • "Horoera School Goes to Auckland". Te Ao Hou 38 (1962): 11-12, 60.
  • Hiha writes an account of the Horoera School trip to Auckland, describing the preparation, fund-raising concerts and successful visit.
  • Other

  • Seasons of Honour: A Centenary History of New Zealand Hockey 1902-2002. Geoff Watson with Wilf Haskell. Palmerston North, N.Z.: Dunmore; New Zealand Hockey Federation, 2002.
  • Photos of Margaret Hiha on pp.54,56,107,183.