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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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Adam: And when I talk to people that I know and Pakehas that I know, they, they can t understand the stories that I tell them, they, they just don t believe some of them, you don t get pulled over for no reason, this doesn't happen, you must have been doing something, you weren't there mate, you don't know.
Te Ngahuruhuru (Ngatiwhakaue): "The deceits do not belong to the Pakehas, but to the Maories alone.
I would give him a piece quite close to the kainga, where I would always have him close to me; I hope he may take the land; then I should have two pakehas [.
Former All Black Chris Laidlaw claimed prior to the clash that selectors were favouring Pakehas - non-Maoris - over Polynesians.
Over the last 20 years successive governments of New Zealand (and an undetermined number of their immigrant constituents) have accepted their role as Pakehas who have wronged and must do justice to the Maori people, and have established the Maurichaired Waitangi Tribunal to help define what justice requires.
For a number of respondents, especially Pakehas and younger respondents, the sporting and physical success associated with the rugby league players of the "Lion Red sponsorship--league players training" advertisement directed them to associate drinking Lion Red with their own success.
A small but significant proportion of Maori have worked their way into clerical, teaching, and management jobs since the 1950s, but relative to Pakehas and most other ethnic groups they are disproportionately working-class, unskilled, or de-skilled by technological changes.
I did not understand then--but think I do somewhat better now--that, as John Dennison has put it, 'Ko te Pakeha te Teina' (we are the junior relations); or, as Baxter saw it, 'the Maori is in this country the Elder Brother in poverty and suffering and closeness to Our Lord--and it is suitable that the pakehas should learn from him and not vice versa', (11) Call this the romantic notion of a drug-raddled Catholic convert if you will, but these days, when I meet my good Ngati Haua friend Tetaki Tai Rakena, a descendent of Wiremu Tamihana, my first greeting to him is now, 'Tena koe e te tuakana--greetings big brother
As a Christian convert from the Whakatohea iwi tries to explain to their missionary, Carl Volkner, in The Strongest God (1990): 'We're leading a communal life as a long-established tribe, but you lead life as an individual, like all Pakehas.