New Amsterdam Reedy

Ngāti Porou

1943 -

Amster Reedy was born in Waipiro Bay and was educated at Tikitiki Native School, Hiruharama Native School, Makarika Public School, Napier Boys’ High School and Ngata Memorial College. Amster continued his studies at Victoria University and Massey University and graduated with B.A. (Hons) and Dip. Teaching. He is also Tohu Ao and Tohunga. Amster has been a primary and secondary school teacher and a school principal. He has been a lecturer and senior lecturer at University and Teachers’ College and has a consultancy practice. He has written moteatea, haka and poetry which remain unpublished. Amster was Deputy leader of Mana Motuhake o Aotearoa in 1985.

Biographical sources

  • Correspondence with Amster Reedy, 10 Feb. 1998.


  • "Appendix 1: Mana Motuhake Political Party." Māori Representation Conference, Tuurangawaewae Marae, 26-27 April 1985: Nga Tumanako. Sponsored by NZ Māori Council. Ed. Ranginui Walker. [Auckland, N.Z.]: Centre for Continuing Education, University of Auckland, N.Z., 1985. 16.
  • A five-point summary of proposed procedural matters concerning the nature of discussions of Māori Representation between Māori and Royal Commissions.