Glen Andrew (Joe) TUPUHI
Glen (Joe) Tupuhi grew up in Kaiaua and attended Hauraki Plains College. A husband father and grandfather, he has spent his life committed to Ngati Paoa and to self-determination of whanau Maori. Glen to some and ‘Joe’ to many, has held almost every role within an iwi from the wharekai, through to roles on the paepae, tangihanga officiant, minister, historian, kaumatua, and iwi governance.
Glen has accumulated lengthy experience working in justice and health-related fields. He holds a Graduate Diploma in Health Management from Massey University as well as health-related qualifications and experience. He has held senior and executive management positions in Oranga Tamariki (formerly CYFS), Corrections, Health Waikato, Hauora Waikato and Te Runanga o Kirikiriroa.
Glen’s formidable energy and passionate commitment to Maori development has been spread across a range of work and community activities for the better part of 30 years.
He has extensive governance experience representing Ngati Paoa, Hauraki and iwi Maori. Among his many governance roles have been at various times Chair and Negotiator for Ngati Paoa, including appointment to the inaugural (single governing entity) Board of the Ngati Paoa Trust Board in 2004, Board member for Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki, the Hauraki Maori Trust Board and Waikato DHB Maori Council. He has held Ministerial appointments to the (inaugural) Independent Maori Statutory Board (2010-2016), and nationally to the Maori Economic Development Panel alongside the likes of Sir Mark Solomon, Lady Tureiti Moxon and notable Maori leaders nationally and regionally across Hauraki and Waikato.
A long-time resident of Hamilton he holds deep and broad connections to Waikato and the Kingitanga spanning several decades. Glen has a deep Christian faith and is committed to ensuring integrity within tribal governance and corporate arrangements. After a break from tribal affairs, he has accepted nomination to once again support Ngati Paoa to conclude these settlements and ensure our future is well planned for.
Above all else, Glen is committed to Ngati Paoa acting with mana and integrity, and ensuring our settlement appropriately recognises the history, standing and mana of Ngati Paoa within Tamaki Makaurau and Hauraki.
Tania Aroha Rochelle TARAWA
Tania is a lawyer by profession having practiced in the areas of commercial law, governance and in the Waitangi Tribunal. She holds Commerce (B.Com) and Law (LLB) degrees from the University of Auckland and was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor in 2008. Tania is an experienced Director and a member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors. She holds international qualifications in Project and Programme Management and has held numerous governance roles on both public and private Trusts and Boards.
Tania is an economic development specialist, she has specific capabilities and experience in strategic leadership, policy development and relationship management at senior levels within central and local government. Tania holds an executive management role as the Group Director (Mana Whakahaere) of Partnerships and Inclusion at a large national social services organisation operating in the Mental Health, Addictions and Social Housing sector. Previously, Tania led Maori Economic Strategy and Outcomes at Auckland’s Regional Economic Development Agency (ATEED) and led the Maori economic development programme for Auckland Council. Before that, she led strategic projects and oversaw the implementation of the 2014 Tamaki Makaurau Treaty Settlement for the Department of Conservation in Auckland.
Tania is committed to Maori Development and in particular economic, social and cultural restoration of Ngāti Paoa and in particular her hapu, Te Uri Karaka. She has acted in a legal capacity for other iwi of Tamaki Makaurau and has been involved in tribal governance for 15 years in various capacities. She has an in-depth understanding of the history of Ngati Paoa governance through its various entities and a thorough understanding of the relevant issues in the current Treaty settlement space. She offers her considerable skills to advance the aspirations of Ngati Paoa and prepare the pathway for a post-settlement future for Ngati Paoa.
Born and raised in Manurewa, her favourite place in the world is alongside her husband Charles (Royal), next to Tikapa Moana. Two years ago they made the decision to relocate to Kaiaua and purchased a home just a few hundred metres from Wharekawa Marae. They now split their time between Auckland and Kaiaua.
Herearoha Francis SKIPPER
BA, PGDipMgtSt, MBA (Waikato).
Ko Kerepēhi, Makomako, Wharekawa, Piritahi ngā marae. Ko Ngāti Horowhenua, Ngāti Tipa, Ngāi Te Umu, Ngāti Kapu, Ngāti Hura ngā hapū. Ko Hapu-a-kohe, Kohukohunui, Maunganui ngā maunga, ko Piako me Whakatiwai ngā awa e rere atu ki Tīkapakapa moana, ko Hauraki te whenua.
Herearoha holds a senior leadership role at the University of Waikato, is Director of Te Ara Tupu Ltd (business), serves as Trustee for Ngāti Tamaterā Treaty Settlement Trust (iwi), Tainui Waka Cultural Trust (community), GH Tawhai Trust (whānau), and sits on several governance boards representing iwi as a Treaty partner. She has extensive networks with community organisations, business sector, and government agencies throughout Aotearoa, and Indigenous communities internationally.
She specialises in strategy, business development, leadership transformation, governance, finance, transformative praxis, policy, and te reo Māori revitalisation.
Herearoha manages major research projects in the fields of Taiao, Hauora, Mātauranga, and te Reo Māori. She provides leadership in Kaupapa Māori methodology that promote the vision, values, and aspirations of whānau, hapū, iwi. She brings with her a suite of skills and experience to facilitate an exciting era of transformation for Ngāti Pāoa.
Herearoha has extensive expertise in financial management, revenue generation, commercial growth, develops business plans, writes annual reports, reports on the strategic deliverables, develops funding proposals, oversees contracts and budgets, manage employment contracts, and manages the overall operations. She works confidently and professionally with a wide range of stakeholders, with established relationships nationally and internationally.
Other fields of expertise include: Tribal Leadership – Cultural and Corporate, fluent in te Reo Māori; Event Management – Te Matatini, Tainui Regionals, Academic Awards, Kīngitanga Day, Conferences, Symposiums, Workshops, Strategic Planning, Presenter, Facilitator; Judging & Head Adjudicator – Kapa Haka Festivals, Hauraki Manu Kōrero; Publications, Editor, and Peer Reviewer; Alumni of New Zealand Women in Leadership.
Herearoha’s role is to serve her people through navigating complex environments, managing collective aspirations, design and implement high-level strategies, engage with diverse stakeholder interests from Crown agencies and multinational companies to marae committees and individual opinion holders, and, simultaneously manage the day to day needs for whānau.
Tēnā koutou katoa
Ko Whakatiwai te poutokomanawa - Nō Kaiaua āhau. Ko te tuatahi me whakapāpaku kē au i au i mua i a kōutou i ōku rangatira, tēnā kōutou katoa. E āku whanaunga tēnā rā kōutou katoa.
My name is Mihingarangi Forbes I am part of the Anaru whānau from Kaiaua. I’m married to Arthur, a first generation Samoan-New Zealander and we are raising four tamariki in Auckland.
I’ve been a journalist for the past 25 years. Much of my work has focused on fighting for vulnerable whānau, investigating organisations and holding those in power to account.
I expect all organisations that represent beneficiaries or shareholders to be transparent, have open communications and be good listeners. The decision to stand as a Trustee for NPIT means I will expect you all to hold me to these same standards.
I have a good understanding of governance versus management. It’s important to me, that Trustees adhere to the objectives and purposes of our Trust; which are to promote education, spiritual economic, social and cultural advancement of Ngāti Paoa.
To undertake commercial activities while caring for our waahi tapu, taking care of our babies and our kaumatua. Our post settlement journey has just begun, we’re going to need some good currents and friendly winds to get our waka up and sailing alongside our neighbouring iwi.
Me taipari whakarewa waka ngā whakaaro kia eke waka noa tātou.
Mauri tū, mauri ora ki a tātou katoa.
Born, bred, educated and politicised in kaupapa Ngāti Pāoa from a young age. I am a passionate advocate of whānau, hapū, marae and iwi development and a firm believer in a solutions-based approach to any challenges or issues that may arise.
I am a competent practitioner of te reo Māori me ōna tikanga due to the investment (and challenge) of my kuia, koroua and pakeke into my Paoa worldview, for which I am grateful. When I stand as kaikaranga on behalf of the whānau, hapū and iwi, I remember their teachings.
I am honoured to have served our iwi in a range of capacities – from the kauta to the boardroom and due to this, I have a diverse range of skills and competencies particularly specific for a Ngāti Paoa trustee position.
A defiantly kaupapa Māori driven wahine I have a background in Education, Information Management and Research. Lecturing in Iwi and Hapū research methodology throughout NZ I have negotiated with over 30 different marae, hapū and iwi throughout Aotearoa, galvanising my ability to build mana-enhancing relationships, which I will utilise to advance the interests of Ngāti Pāoa.
Experienced in Strategic Leadership I am the current tumuaki (President) of Te Rōpū Whakahau (national organisation for Māori engaged in Libraries, Culture, Knowledge, Information, Communication and Systems Technology in Aotearoa NZ). I also represent NZ in the Indigenous Matters Section on the International Federation of Libraries and Information Association.
I believe in the collection, preservation and accessibility of information as a tool for community development and both professionally and practically I have a unique skillset to advance our people and the determination passion and aroha to represent our iwi at the Governance table.
I will do this by brokering partnerships, promoting inclusion, practicing good, clear and transparent governance as an activator to the long-term survival and prosperity of Ngāti Paoa.
Kia tika, kia pono, kia aroha – integrity, respect and compassion – to do what is right, respect for all and the compassion to understand and act accordingly.
Rahirahi tonu, kaua e matotoru!
Lorraine Rangitahi POMPEY (ANDREWS)
Ngati Paoa governance is in Lorraine’s blood. Lorraine has accepted nomination at the request of her whanau in order to continue the legacy of strong representation and leadership for Ngati Paoa and Te Uri Karaka. Her nomination follows in the footsteps of her father Andy Andrews who was the inaugural and long-time Chair of the Ngati Paoa Trust Board from its inception in 2004.
Lorraine is committed to sensible, transparent and tika leadership that remains connected to grassroots whanau of Ngati Paoa. Lorraine believes that a true leader is one that fosters the wellbeing of those they serve. Her service ethic was instilled in her from a young age growing up on Wharekawa marae as hau kainga. Her leadership skills have been developed from working in the wharekai first and foremost as the best training ground for anyone seeking a role within their iwi.
Lorraine is fiercely Te Uri Karaka and a staunch advocate for the mana motuhake of whanau. Through her work at Oranga Tamariki she is experienced in dealing with whanau at the coalface of distress and stands as an advocate for whanau ora approaches and the restoration of the whanau unit. This strong service ethic also sees her serve as a leader in the Legacy movement of Destiny Church and is committed to her faith.
She has always held leadership roles within her whanau, hapu and now iwi, most recently being appointed to the Wharekawa Marae Reservation Trust. Lorraine is committed to the restoration of Maori culture as the pathway for whanau wellbeing. This commitment culminated in her receiving her moko kauae, alongside her sisters at their family homestead in Kaiaua which she wears with humility and pride.
Lorraine is very connected to her whanau whanui and her hapu. She maintains a deep commitment to the Kingitanga movement through her shared connections to Waikato-Tainui. She is asking for your support in these elections as someone who will represent your whanau at the highest levels of tribal matters, and who will ensure the voice of whanau will not be lost in the wider iwi context.
Tēnā koutou katoa
Ko Kohukohunui me Taupiri ōku maunga Ko Whakatīwai me Waikato ōku awa
Ko Ngāti Paoa rāua ko Ngāti Māhuta ōku Iwi Hapu
Jim has an extensive background in film and television working across many creative roles including directing, editing, camerawork and production. Throughout his career he has worked in the Māori sector producing various Māori television shows with the focus on promoting Te Reo Māori and telling Māori stories. He however prefers to be behind the camera than in front of it!
More recently Jim has been working in the Māori tourism space helping Māori tour providers market their products internationally. He is also a manager of the Hawaiki Project a social initiative that connects indigenous tribes globally through cultural exchanges for taiohi.
Jim is passionate about Te Reo Māori and the revitalisation of Māori identity as our platform for growth. He actively participates in marae and iwi activities and is in Kaiaua weekly to visit his parents who live in the papakainga on whanau owned whenua of Pingao. He feels a deep affiliation to this whenua that has nurtured generations of his whanau and kaumatua and hopes to do his part to ensure many more generations to come benefit from it as he has.
Given his background in communications and media, Jim is outspoken on the need to have better communications to our people. He would like to see us embrace digital tools to facilitate connection among us and enable those whanau living away from kainga and marae to engage in iwi matters. He also wishes to see us communicate better to enable whanau to make informed decisions about their future and the future of our iwi.
Jim’s aspiration for Ngāti Paoa is to celebrate our cultural identity and create a solid future for our tamariki.