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 (pä′kē-hä′, -kē-ə)
n. New Zealand
A New Zealander of European ancestry; a non-Maori New Zealander.

[Maori Pākehā; perhaps akin to pakepakehā, pākehakeha, imaginary pale-skinned beings.]


(Peoples) (in New Zealand) a person who is not of Māori ancestry, esp a White person
[from Māori]
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In my work and life, my goal as a Pakeha is to act in accordance with tiriti responsibilities (duties) to Maori.
It is the founding document of New Zealand and a symbol of unity between Maori and Pakeha (Barlow, 1991).
Charles spoke of the sacrifice of Pakeha and Maori soldiers in the battle, and told how New Zealand suffered a casualty rate of nearly 60%.
This paper offers a cultural historical analysis of mainstream Pakeha representations of Chinese women in New Zealand up until the early twenty-first century.
When some of my Pakeha brothers or sisters say it would be better if we had it one way, I say to them, "So you think you'd be very happy worshipping in the Maori language?
That--he said--would be better, not only for the Maori, but also for the Pakeha.
Whatever the result', added Dodds, 'the competition does provide opportunities to think again about how the British settler colony negotiates its relationship with an increasingly urbanised and cosmopolitan population, comprising Pacific Islanders and Asian communities living alongside Pakeha (New Zealanders of European descent) and Maori.
It marks a fresh push to set up joint rulership of New Zealand with the public--ordinary Maori and Pakeha alike--treated as mere 'subjects' of the edicts of a ruling group of elites.
The lectures marked the bicentenary of the first Pakeha settlement, at Maori invitation, in the Bay of Islands in 1814, and focussed on early interchanges between Maori and Pakeha in the years before the Treaty of Waitangi.
Moving beyond theories of fatal impact, the focus is on the interaction between Maori and Pakeha (white people).
Kidman, in contrast, portrays isolation as "the site for the Pakeha female's re-inscription of history" (296).