Maihi, Rehutai (1895–1967)

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Maihi, Rehutai (1895–1967)

New Zealand tribal leader, journalist, newspaper publisher and editor, and politician. Name variations: Nellie Nathan, Rehutai Netana, Nell Rehutai Nathan, Rehutai Gilberd. Born Sept 16, 1895, at Whakapara, near Whangarei, New Zealand; died Aug 12, 1967, at Kawakawa, New Zealand; dau. of Netana Maihi (bushman) and Te Paea Nehua; m. Stanley Gilberd (contractor, d. 1967), 1933; children: 1 daughter.

Edited Northlander newspaper (1920s); wrote for Kawakawa Luminary and Northland Age under pen-name Nellie Nathan; founded Maori-language newspaper, Aotearoa, 1932; was the 1st Maori woman to run for Parliament (1935).

See also Dictionary of New Zealand Biography.