Rawiri Paratene – Officer of the NZ Order of Merit

RawiriCongratulations to Rawiri Paratene who has become an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to film, television and theatre.

Rawiri is best known for his role in Niki Caro’s 2002 film Whale Rider. Other notable film credits include The Insatiable Moon, What Becomes of the Broken Hearted and Footrot Flats: The Dog’s Tale.