Story: East Coast region

Sportsmen: George Nēpia (3rd of 3)

Sportsmen: George Nēpia

This health stamp from 1990 features rugby legend George Nēpia. Nēpia was born and raised in Wairoa, northern Hawke’s Bay, but he married Huinga Raupani Kōhere of Ngāti Porou in 1926 and for long made his home at Rangitukia, near the mouth of the Waiapu River. In later life he lived with his son Winston at Ruatōria.

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Reference: 1990 Health stamp issue

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Monty Soutar, 'East Coast region - Sport and recreation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/33444/sportsmen-george-nepia (accessed 24 November 2020)

Story by Monty Soutar, updated 1 Mar 2015