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Tamaona Waaka Vercoe. Maori businessman, 62, president of the company Maori Investment Limited, in his marea in front of the sculpture of one of his clan’s ancestors. He is one of the first Maoris to have received higher education, in economics. He worked at the central bank in Auckland before coming back to his homeland at the age of 35. Today, he is owner of several dairy farms. For the Maoris, the past is before us, it is known, it is genealogy, the history of their ancestors, from which they gain experience for the present. But the future is behind us, because it is unknown. You can sometimes turn your head to try to glimpse it, but it remains unknown. Tamaona is stronger for balancing the Maori vision of the world and his experience in European style economics.