Dun Mihaka Bio, Wiki, Death, Age, and More

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Dun Mihaka was a New Zealand Māori activist, author, and political candidate.

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Dun Mihaka Biography and Wiki:

He was a professional New Zealand, NZ Writer. His nickname was Mihaka. Do you know? What was the Date of birth of Dun Mihaka? Where was born Dun Mihaka? He was born in New Zealand on 21 August, 1942 (Friday) . When die Dun Mihaka? Where die Dun Mihaka? How died Dun Mihaka? He died at New Zealand on 21 August, 2023 (Monday) for do not say about death cause. Everybody want to know that how much age of Dun Mihaka? Age of Dun Mihaka was 81 years 0 Month(s) 0 day(s) old. Every person searched that what is the Country, Nationality and Continent of Dun Mihaka? His Country name was New Zealand, Nationality was New Zealand, NZ and Oceania Continent.

Dun Mihaka Relationship status:

So If you need to know marital status of Dun Mihaka, He got married .

Activism

He was involved in a number of campaigns regarding Māori rights, and was involved in the Bastion Point land dispute. His 1979 attempts to use Māori language in court were appealed to the Court of Appeal and were the trigger for the 1986 Waitangi Tribunal ruling that the government should introduce legislation making it an official language of New Zealand. He wrote two books on Māori issues. He is most known, however, for performing an act of whakapohane (baring his buttocks, a traditional Māori insult) to Diana, Princess of Wales and Charles, Prince of Wales in 1983. Some sources claim this was actually directed at the Queen herself, however, this is likely confused with a later incident in 1986 in which Mihaka was arrested for driving a van with an image of whakapohane in the vicinity of a royal motorcade; on that occasion, he was charged with dangerous driving.

In 2010, he was sentenced to 28 days in jail for contempt of court for calling a District Court judge an arsehole in open court.

New Zealand election campaigns

He stood as an independent candidate for the Te Tai Tokerau parliamentary seat in the 1999 election, winning 1.03% of the vote. In 2004, he stood in the Te Tai Hauauru by-election, challenging the incumbent Tariana Turia. Mihaka stood as the candidate for the Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party, the only party other than Turia's Māori Party to contest the by-election. Mihaka claimed that the drugs issue was of greater importance to Māori than the foreshore and seabed controversy, which Turia largely focused on. In the by-election, Mihaka placed a distant second, winning 2.52% of the vote compared to Turia's 92.74%. He did, however, place above the four independent candidates.

Dun Mihaka Favorite Things:

Some of people want to know about Dun Mihaka's' hobbies and favorite things. Dun Mihaka's' hobbies was Writing .

FAQ:

What was the profession of Dun Mihaka?

His profession was Writer.

What was the real name of Dun Mihaka?

His real name was Te Ringa Mangu 'Dun' Mihaka.

Where was Dun Mihaka Born?

He was born in New Zealand.

What was the Date of Death of Dun Mihaka?

The date of death was 21 August, 2023 (Monday) of Dun Mihaka.

What was the death of cause of Dun Mihaka?

Dun Mihaka death of cause was do not say about death cause.

What was the Date of Birth of Dun Mihaka?

The date of birth was 21 August, 1942 (Friday) of Dun Mihaka.

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