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Schuster Honoured For Good Mahi

5 June 2023

Schuster Honoured for Good Mahi

Schuster is being recognised for his “feel-good mahi” in the King’s Birthday and Coronation Honours list as an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit.

Schuster, of Te Arawa, Ngāti Pikiao, Ngāti Hinekura, Tuhourangi, Ngāti Wahiao, Ngāti Tarawhai, Tuwharetoa and Ngāti Umutahi, is an expert in Māori conservation techniques and has restored Māori buildings of local, national and historical significance in New Zealand and overseas for 20 years.

“The work makes you feel good because you restore the meeting house and people feel good when their meeting house is looking brand new again,” Schuster told the Rotorua Daily Post.

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