The reluctant leader: He kaihautū, he whakatōngā

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The reluctant leader: He kaihautū, he whakatōngā

Curtis Walker
Medical Council chair Curtis Walker wearing his grandfather, Ranginui Walker’s, New Zealand Māori Council tie, and the suit his great-uncle Bob Gudex wore while on the MCNZ board (front row, far left). “That is the whakapapa,” says Dr Walker

Curtis Walker talks to Alan Perrott about leadership, identifying as Māori and why flagpoles sometimes must come down

Kei te korero a Curtis Walker ki a Alan Perrott mō te kaihautūtanga, mō te tuakiri Māori, ā, mō tika ki tōna wā o te tope o te pouhaki

Subtle and gentle, “Subtle and gentle, but in an immovable kind of way.” The Medical Council of New Zealand chair is describing his deceased yet ever-present koro, Ra, Curtis Walker, Ko Curtis Walker, tiamana o te Kaunihera Hauora, e mau nei ki te neketai o Te Kaunihera Māori o Aotearoa mai i tērā o ana tupuna i a Ranginui Walker;