|Born||18 December 1891|
Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand
|Died||24 June 1970|
Napier, New Zealand
|Relatives||John Davies Ormond (grandfather)|
|Rugby union career|
Tiaki Omana (18 December 1891 – 24 June 1970), also known by the English name Jack Ormond, was a New Zealand rugby union player and politician. He won the Rātana Movement's fourth Maori electorate of Eastern Maori in 1943 from Āpirana Ngata who had held it since 1905. He was of aristocratic Ngāti Rongomaiwahine descent and was also a grandson of John Davies Ormond, first Superintendent of Hawke's Bay.
Rugby union, commonly known in most of the world simply as rugby, is a contact team sport which originated in England in the first half of the 19th century. One of the two codes of rugby football, it is based on running with the ball in hand. In its most common form, a game is between two teams of 15 players using an oval-shaped ball on a rectangular field with H-shaped goalposts at each end.
The Rātana movement is a church and pan-iwi political movement founded by Tahupōtiki Wiremu Rātana in early 20th-century New Zealand. The Rātana Church has its headquarters at the settlement of Rātana pā near Whanganui.
Eastern Maori was one of the four original New Zealand parliamentary Māori electorates founded in 1867. It was replaced by the Te Tai Rawhiti electorate in 1996.
A keen rugby player, Tiaki Omana played Ranfurly Shield matches for his province, Hawke's Bay, and once for the All Blacks in 1923 against a team from New South Wales. Even after joining the New Zealand Maori (Pioneer) Battalion and fighting in France during World War I, he was still able to play on the wing for the Pioneer Battalion team.
The Ranfurly Shield, colloquially known as the Log o' Wood, is a trophy in New Zealand's domestic rugby union competition. First played for in 1904, the Shield is based on a challenge system, rather than a league or knockout competition as with most football trophies. The holding union must defend the shield in challenge matches, which are played at the shield holders home venue, and if the challenger is successful in their challenge they will become the new holder of the Shield.
The Hawke's Bay Rugby Union (HBRU) is the governing body of rugby union in the Hawke's Bay region of New Zealand. The union is based in Napier.
New South Wales is a state on the east coast of Australia. It borders Queensland to the north, Victoria to the south, and South Australia to the west. Its coast borders the Tasman Sea to the east. The Australian Capital Territory is an enclave within the state. New South Wales' state capital is Sydney, which is also Australia's most populous city. In September 2018, the population of New South Wales was over 8 million, making it Australia's most populous state. Just under two-thirds of the state's population, 5.1 million, live in the Greater Sydney area. Inhabitants of New South Wales are referred to as New South Welshmen.
Omana was a sheepfarmer on the isolated Mahia Peninsula before becoming a Member of Parliament.
Mahia Peninsula, is located on the east coast of New Zealand's North Island, in the Hawke's Bay region, between the cities of Napier and Gisborne.
|New Zealand Parliament|
|1943 –1946||27th||Eastern Maori||Labour|
|1946 –1949||28th||Eastern Maori||Labour|
|1949 –1951||29th||Eastern Maori||Labour|
|1951 –1954||30th||Eastern Maori||Labour|
|1954 –1957||31st||Eastern Maori||Labour|
|1957 –1960||32nd||Eastern Maori||Labour|
|1960 –1963||33rd||Eastern Maori||Labour|
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|New Zealand Parliament|
| Member of Parliament for Eastern Maori |
Puti Tipene Watene