Maori broadcaster, surfer and te reo advocate Te Kauhoe Wano died on Friday at the age of 49.

VIA – RADIO NZ

Updated at 8:19 pm on 4 November 2011

Maori broadcaster, surfer and te reo advocate Te Kauhoe Wano died on Friday at the age of 49.

Colleague Ruakere Hond says Mr Wano was a leader in his field of expertise as a te reo teacher, and a member of the Te Reo o Taranaki movement and was a person who made a positive impact on the survival of the language.

He and his wife Pirihira were also involved in organisational and project management.

Mr Wano was an avid surfer and hosted a programme on Maori TV about this surfing safaris with his twin brother Wharehoka Wano, as well being a sports commentator on Te Reo and TV3.

Known as “TK”, he commentated on the Rugby World Cup for Maori Television’s Te Reo channel…

For the full article go here:

http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/te-manu-korihi/90131/maori-broadcaster-tk-dies

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