Story: Te mana o te wāhine – Māori women

Farah Palmer with women's rugby World Cup

Farah Palmer with women's rugby World Cup

Farah Palmer of Tainui, captain of the Black Ferns national women's rugby team, holds the women's rugby World Cup, which the team won for the third consecutive time in 2006. As well as excelling on the sports field, Palmer is a university lecturer with a PhD in sociology. In 2016 she became the first woman appointed to the board of New Zealand Rugby.

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Rawinia Higgins rāua ko Paul Meredith, 'Te mana o te wāhine – Māori women - Education and sport', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/31591/farah-palmer-with-womens-rugby-world-cup (accessed 25 October 2021)

Story by Rawinia Higgins rāua ko Paul Meredith, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Jun 2017