[Interview with Matewai McCudden]

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A telephone interview by Maihi Nikora who talks with educator and speech and language therapist Matewai McCudden (nee Nepia). The interview (in te reo Māori) begins with Matewai's mihi (her iwi is Ngāti Rakaipaaka) She was was born in Nuhaka. She talks about where she was brought up and where she lived. She talks about leaving school and her career path prior to being told by her kaumatua where her path lay. She went to Christchurch to train as a speech therapy completed her training and returned home to Whangara.

Matewai talks about the setting up of the Special Education Service in 1989, He Tohu Umanga Matauranga (this name was given by Tainui).

She talks about the part that psychologists play in special education. She talks about hui that she has organised and developed amongst iwi in terms of educating Māori, and the help she has received from many people. She mentions and acknowledges Wai Harawira from Whakatane.

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Reference number 51168

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Credits Nikora, Maihi, Interviewer
McCudden, Matewai, 1936-2008, Speaker/Kaikōrero

Duration 00:33:10

Date [1992]