Sir Tamati Reedy: Former SMPD Dean and founding Pro Vice-Chancellor Māori.
A former Waikato University academic has been knighted in the 2011 New Year’s honours list.
Sir Tamati Reedy, of Ngāti Porou descent, was made a Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (KNZM) for his services to education.
In 1996, Sir Tamati joined the university as the founding dean of the School of Māori and Pacific Development (SMPD) and later became the university’s founding Pro Vice-Chancellor Māori in 2001.
His leadership and guidance during his time at Waikato was instrumental in developing the university’s Māori distinctiveness and ensuring the growth and development of the School of Māori and Pacific Development, a school recognised as an international leader in the teaching and researching of indigenous issues.
Last year, Sir Tamati became Waikato University’s first Māori emeritus professor in recognition of his ongoing commitment and contribution to the university.
Knights Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit: Te Piringa - Faculty of Law honorary professor Sir David Baragwanath (left) and Waikato honorary doctorate recipient Sir William (Bill) Gallagher (right) were also recognised with knighthoods.
Meanwhile, Waikato University honorary doctorate recipient Bill (William) Gallagher and Te Piringa – Faculty of Law honorary professor Justice David Baragwanath were also recognised with knighthoods. Both become Knights Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit.Sir William was recognised for his services to business while Sir David was recognised for his services as a judge of the Court of Appeal.