Māori Chieftain, Wira Gardiner, dies at 78, Everything on his Wife, Cause of Death and Family

Wira Gardiner, a Maori chieftain, has died at the age of 78. T Wira passed away on Thursday at his house in Tairawhiti after a long illness. He was the founding director of the Waitangi Tribunal and the Mori Development Ministry’s first chief executive.

T Wira was descended from Ngti Awa, Te Whakathea, Whnau-a-Apanui, and Ngti Pikiao. He had a long career in the public sector, where he was instrumental in treaty negotiations. He was most recently the interim chief executive of Oranga Tamariki, a position he left last year.

Sir Wira Gardiner, a well-known Mori leader, has died at the age of 78.

Sir Wira Gardiner, a distinguished leader, and public servant died in Gisborne last week with his whanau by his side – he had been ailing and was 78 years old. Gardiner resigned as acting chief executive of Oranga Tamariki in October 2021 due to sickness.

Gardiner died on March 17, 2022, at the age of 78, in his house in Gisborne. No funeral will be held at his marae at his request, as he is concerned about the potential of COVID-19 spreading and putting the burden on the public health system.

Wira Gardiner Age, Family, and Early Life

Gardiner was 78 years old as of 2022. Gardiner was born in Whakatane on September 4, 1943.  He was raised in the Mori tradition of open inside family adoption known as whngai. According to his birth month,  his zodiac sign is Virgo.

wira gardiner family

There isn’t much information about the family members, however, according to a few sources. Even though we don’t have a lot of specific information about his family. The verified information about his family will be updated later.

Which school and college did he go to?

He attended Whakatane High School and the University of Canterbury (BA) and King’s College London for his post-secondary studies (MA War Studies).

Wira Gardiner Net Worth, How much does he earn?

The net worth of Wira Gardiner is not revealed on media yet. He has never spoken about his net worth to the general public or revealed anything on the web yet.

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We are currently trying to determine his actual fortune as you read this article and the verified information will be published very soon

Wira Gardiner Wife, What about his relationship?

Hekia Parata, a former member of parliament, was Gardiner’s wife. Gardiner has three other children from a previous marriage to former MP Pauline Gardiner, including film producer Ainsley Gardiner, and they had two children together.

wira gardiner wife

Wira Gardiner Career, What was his profession?

Gardiner worked for the government for 38 years, from 1983 to 2021. He was the first director of the Waitangi Tribunal, the first (and only) General Manager of the Iwi Transition Agency, and the first chief executive of the Ministry of Mori Development during that time (Te Puni Kokiri).

He’s also been the National Director of Civil Defence, the chair of Te Mangai Paho, and the deputy chairman of Te Ohu Kaimoana, the trust that promotes iwi interests in fisheries development.

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He was the fourth ministerial appointment to Te Wananga o Aotearoa’s council and deputy chair of Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi’s council. From May 2010 to July 2012, Gardiner served as chair of the Tertiary Education Commission, and in November 2010, he was named chair of the board of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

Gardiner was named Acting Chief Executive of Oranga Tamariki in 2021 after Gráinne Moss resigned in an attempt to restore trust in the agency following the “Uplifting” issue in 2019.

Is he available on any kind of social media platform?

We looked for him on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms but were unable to locate him. He must have a social media account under a different name, or he may not have any. Maybe he likes a private life. His social media is under review.

Any information about his social media will be updated soon.

Body Appearance of Wira Gardiner’s Height, Weight

HeightN / A
Hair colorGrey
Eye colorBlack
WeightN / A
Body typeFit
Sexual orientationStraight

Interesting facts about Wira Gardiner’s which you should be knows

NationalityNew Zealanders
EthnicityN / A
Zodiac signVirgo
Relationship StatusMarried
SpouseHekia Parata

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