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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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The number of people with diabetes totalled 243,125, of whom 68 per cent were Pakeha, 14 per cent were Maori; 11.
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.
The Meeting Place: Maori and Pakeha Encounters, 1642-1840, by Vincent O'Malley.
Kidman, in contrast, portrays isolation as "the site for the Pakeha female's re-inscription of history" (296).
Luke Willis Thompson's Untitled, 2012, speaks to the city's gentrification and accompanying racial tensions, but, unlike Lilo, Thompson takes a negative view of multiculturalism, a term only recently introduced in New Zealand, where until lately ethnic conversations were centered on Maori (indigenous) versus pakeha (white).
Hartley, 40, has been living and working in New Zealand since 2011 as the dean of Tikanga Pakeha (non-Maori) students at St.
Mrs Hartley, who is originally from Sunderland, is currently Dean of Tikanga Pakeha students at St John's College in Auckland, New Zealand.
For example, under the broad theme of "contact" are two to five selections each for three subthemes: the uncultured shore; poetic projections; and missionaries, whalers and Pakeha Maori.
The pakeha boy Andy speaks of Guy Fawkes and tells of the protest that sat behind the gunpowder plot to much class applause.
We know that as a group, pakeha people in New Zealand enjoy good health and that the average life expectancy is steadily increasing.
A Health Ministry report in 2010 showed bowel-cancer rates were highest for Pakeha and Maori men but lower for Asians and Pacific Islanders.
This is not a battle between the Maori and Pakeha (New Zealanders of European descent), it s between the rich and poor," he said.