Eru Potaka-Dewes dies

Ngati Porou religious leader and activist the Rev. Eru Potaka-Dewes died yesterday, aged 70. He was Dean of Theology at the Maori Anglican Theological College in Rotorua. As an actor, he was best known for his roles in Jane Campion’s The Piano and Kevin Costner’s debacle Rapa Nui, but is at his best as Old Gobbo in The Maori Merchant of Venice.



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  1. please remove all postings of eru potaka dewes! he was a child molester and i am one of his victims! I apologise if this news has impacted you but this is the only way ive been dealing with this issue! If there are any victims out there you are most welcome to email me at

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