Karla Ann ALLIES
Kia ora Ngāti Paoa
Ko Karla Allies tōku ingoa
Ko Ngāti Horowhenua, Ngāti Paoa raua ko Ngāti Pūkenga ki Manaia aku iwi
Ko au te Māmā o Taimana. Ko Neo taku kuri.
Ko au te kaitiaki taonga o Papatuanuku
I’m not sure what you’d like to know from me and deadline looms... so in brief...
Raised by my English father in Wellington, I’ve spent a large chunk of my life based in UK and Europe. I love travelling, cultural differences and discovering common ground. I am passionate about looking after our environment in sustainable ways that protect and restore her. I believe all animals are sentient beings; and in working with nature, not against her. The state of our awa, moana and whenua is a direct reflection of the state of the mauri of our people. We heal her. We heal us.
I am admin for the Ngati Paoa - Korero Facebook group.
lwi related mahi: 2015 - Kauri die-back surveying in the Hunua Ranges (Ngati Paoa lwi Trust); 2018-2019 - Environment officer (Ngati Paoa Trust Board); 2020 - Have continued working, now as a “person” of Ngati Paoa: Hassling Council to cease environmentally destruction activities; Pushing for a good marine management plan around Waiheke; Helping stop the planned dredging of Rangitoto channel to accomodate super tankers; Supporting Ngati Whatua in their mission to stop the Dome Valley Dump; Supporting SKP (Save Kennedy point) to stop a big, ugly, toxic marina being built at Waiheke.
I currently sit on the Boards of 2 Charitable Trusts. www.tekorowaiowaiheke.org & www.haurakigulfconservationtrust.org.nz The way forward for Aotearoa NZ, is true partnership under Te Tiriti. Maatauranga Maori looks after us all. Pakeha systems do not. That is fact. Good business must include good social conscience.
Post-Covid is a new world. We need to re-evaluate what’s important and it must be the well-being of our people, awa, moana and whenua.
As a Trustee I promise decent communications for our iwi, proper accountability, regular hui-a-iwi. I will make opportunities for our people to connect and bond. We must unite as an iwi. I hope these priorities bring that about.
Christel Leilani BROEDERLOW
Ngāti Paoa, Ngāti Maniapoto. Christel is happily married to her Ngāti Porou school sweetheart Kevin. Is a mother to 4 sons and Nana of 3 mokopuna and has lived on the Gold Coast for 23 years and in that time has remained passionate and proactive with Ngāti Paoa. Soon after settling, she established the most extensive website of its kind outside of NZ called Maori in Oz (MIO), building the largest network of Maori globally, with over 30,000
monthly visitors. The Maori Directory soon followed and a Web & Graphic Design Business (10yrs) with clients across the Pacific.
Through MIO, she actively campaigned against discrimination towards NZ Citizens in Australia through public relations and advocated policy changes. Other skills include events management, social media marketing, establishing non-profit organisations and small business consultancy. She co-founded the first (in Australia), Maori Community Consultative Committee with the Queensland Police.
She holds over 30 years of experience in business administration and management with diplomas in Business, Marketing and Human Resource Management. Strategic planning, developing business management systems and team leadership. With her husband Kevin, they own and operate Broederlow Drafting (12 years/current), specializing in Construction and Residential steel-framed industries. With her son Caleb (Tā Moko Artist), they are soon to launch a Streetwear clothing company internationally. Christel has devoted 20 years to research, writing and teaching about innate empathy, effective communications, leadership and empowered relationships. Which are core values that she strongly feels need to be developed as essential policies long overlooked in the successful governance of Ngāti Paoa and the growth of our Iwi.
Create Focused Innovative Working Hubs around education, wananga, scholarships, employment, business development and investments, hauora, environmental, papakainga, and marae development and sustainability to name but a handful.
Investing in our people and creating a true sense of connectedness through our deeds.
If elected, I will return home to NZ in early 2021 fully devoted to my Iwi, and advance my education in Te Reo Maori and business studies to serve my people passionately in driving us forward together.
Nga mihi kia koutou katoa, Christel Broederlow.
Revell John BUTLER
Revell has been employed within the fire and safety commercial building industry for 34 years and continues to provide guidance and legal statements that buildings continue to be safe to occupy.
Revell was employed for 28 years with Chubb NZ, which is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation a Fortune 500 company that has a strong focus on ethical and respectful behaviour, that became normal practice
for all employees within the company to actively practise their values of Trust, Integrity, Respect, Innovation, and Excellence.
Revell held several senior leadership positions from Business Development Manager to Northern Regional Compliance Manager has overall responsibility for the financial and operational performance for staff, customers, and ensuring the active maintenance of the UTC ethical code of conduct. Revell is accustomed to working with and to Key performance indicators such as dispute resolutions, departmental budget forecasting, employment disputes, and developing initiatives to improve company footprint to encourage better working internal and external relationships. Revell continues to be employed within the commercial building compliance sector as a senior independent qualified person responsible for the routine inspection buildings to provide a legal statement that the buildings continue to be safe to occupy. Revell provides training and guidance as a registered NZQA assessor for people who wish to pursue formal recognition of their competence.
Away from work Revell started his Te Reo journey in 2011 to establish a connection with his Ngāti Paoa, and Hauraki whānau. Part of the journey for Revell was to actively participate with Te Kotuiti kaupapa, Iwi hui, and engaging in as many Ngāti Paoa whānau kaupapa. The journey has expanded to researching own whakapapa, an active member of Te Whare Tahuhu Kōrero of Hauraki, and participating in hapū kaupapa.
Revell has aspirations to apply his working experience and leadership skills and specifically core values of trust, integrity, respect and excellence.
Allow me to introduce myself:
Ka tu au i roro i te korowai o toku Mama, Ko Hera Herekuia Hikaiti Paoara.
Ko Tio Hikitaapua toku Papa.
Ko Te Moengahau-O-Tamatekapua.
Ko Matakana mai Matakana te whenua
Ko Tikapakapa te moana
Ko Te Arawa me Tainui te waka.
Ko Ngaati Paaoa te Iwi
Ko Horowhenua te hapu
Ko Piako te awa
Ko Kerepehi te paa
Ko Hikaiti te Tupuna
Ko Merania taku hoa wahine, Ko Terakahaurumai raua ko Ngapo ko Rongomaraeroa Hikitaapua aku tamariki.
Ko Markovina Hikitaapua toku ingoa.
He Maaori ahau.
I stand before you under the cloak of my Mother, Hera Herekuia Hikaiti Paora.
My mother lives in Papakura, Auckland. My mother is my strength, inspiration my mentor.
My very first paid job was picking kiwi fruit and squash for my mothers sister Patricia Poara-Reihana, i earnt my first hard earned $30 at the age of 8. My first purchase was a rental video G.I Joe, i was heart broken when i found out i had to return the video. At a early age i learnt that hard work would gain me the rewards that i desired, however i also found out that rewards can easily be taken away. These basic learnings shape my approach as i gravitated into the business world.
Today I'm a very successful small business owner, with a beautiful wife and children. My expertise and qualification's are in the field Health Care for troubled youth, providing Leadership and positive day to day guardianship or Manakitanga. Qualifications include a Diploma in Environmental Science at Te Wananga O Raukawa, Degree in Agriculture Massy University, Business Management Cert at Te Wananga O Aotearoa.
My Manakitanga for youth grow into a Manakitanga for my environment and surroundings. My journey lead me to study at Te Wananga O Raukawa, where I developed my skills as a Kaitiaki O Putaiao "Environmental Science". Incorporated in my studies included a paper on Whakapapa, which lead to my discovering my Fathers whakapapa based in Te Tai Tawhiti "East Coast Ngaati Porou". While helping out in the kitchen a kaumatua asked my name i replied, in return he gave me the direction that landed me in a beautiful little Maori settlement based on the Coromandel named in paakeha or English Kennedy Bay "Harataunga" where i now reside fully immersed in Teao Maaori with my beautiful family and successful career. My career now is providing Cultural monitoring in the field of Archeology for government agencies.
My Manakitanga has returned me to standing to represent my mothers side of the family in a governance roll for the Ngaati Paaoa Iwi Trust 2020, this would be my seconded term in governance for Ngaati Paaoa as i was a successful candidate in 2013 and had the privilege to sit at the Governance table as a trustee.
So my full name Markovina Paora Hikitaapua. Officially Markovina Paora Hikitaapua Roberts. The name literally translates as handsome, highly intelligent and extremely humble.
"Ehara taaku toa, i te toa takitahi, engari ko taaku toa he toa takitini."
My achievements are not mine alone, but those of many.
Kia ora, my name is Kerrin Leoni and I whakapapa to the Wikiriwhi-Pokaitara line (Thompson Whanau) of Ngati Paoa.
I believe I have the credentials and governance experience to serve as a good board member for the Ngati Paoa Iwi Trust
I am currently the Deputy Chair of the Waitematā Local Board (elected member). I am also part of the Ngati Paoa roopu Ngā Uri o Ngāti Paoa Ki Waiheke which focuses on Nga Paoa’s relationship with Waiheke Island regarding Marine Protection.
In addition I am also an active member of my other Iwi which focus on bringing Iwi members together in Auckland.
I am founder of charitable organisation Mana Aroha providing global experiences and employment for Maori and Pacific Island rangatahi.
I have a degree in Maori Development with a Social Services major and two Masters. The first being in Youth Development and the second in International politics and economics. I am a mother of three year old twins and would like to contribute to the future of Ngati Paoa.
Thomas James RAWIRI
Ko Kohukohunui te Maunga, Ko Whakatīwai me Te Wai-o-Taiki ngā awa, Ko Wharekawa te Marae, Ko Pukemahi te wahi tapu.
Ko Tīkapa te Moana, Ko Tainui te Waka,
Ko Ngati Hura te Hapu, Ko Ngati Paoa te Iwi, Ko Maihi te Hīnaki te tupuna.
Ko Tāmaki Makaurau tōku tūrangawaewae.
He mokopuna ahau nō te Kōhanga reo me te Kura Kaupapa Māori. I tipu ake ahau i raro i ngā tikanga ō Kui mā, Koro mā. Ko te reo rangatira, te reo Māori tōku reo tuatahi. E whai nei i te tika, i te pono kia tutuki ai ngā ōhākī a ngō tātou mātua tūpuna, i ngā wawata hoki o to tātou Iwi rangatira – Ngati Paoa.
I have strong aspirations to assist in the prosperity of our whānau, hapu and iwi of Ngati Paoa. I come with an open heart, open mind and open ears in order to strengthen the relationships and whanaungatanga that have been built over many generations. I look forward to bringing a fresh, innovative and thoughtful perspective in this very exciting and challenging time.
Jacqueline Anne (Jackie) RHIND
Ko Jackie Rhind ahau e mihi ake nei ki ōku whanaunga whānui o Ngaati Paaoa.
My parents are both Ngaati Paoa. Ko William Rhind rāua ko Anne Collins ōku mātua. My father is also Ngaati Mahuta of Tainui Waka and Ngaati Hako. My mother is also Ngaati Maru, Ngaati Pikiao, Te Kāhui o Taranaki and Te Rarawa. My greatest achievement is raising my daughter, as a single mother in Rotorua. I have been a Primary Teacher for thirty years, establishing a Te Reo Maori Bilingual Unit. I have taught in Asia and the Middle East. My Bachelor in Maori Education reinvigorated my passion for Mātauranga Māori. I live on our ancestral whenua of Waiheke, near Mawhitipana, a Ngati Paaoa cultural redress reserve, where I’m teaching Te Reo to adults.
As an iwi trustee, I see myself working collaboratively with NP Iwi trustees, and the NP Trust Board under the structure of the Trust Deeds. In accordance with the deed, I intend to support educational, spiritual and economic opportunities while also caring for and protecting our wahi tapu and te taiao. Rediscovering, revitalising and protecting Ngati Paaoa matauranga for the benefit of Ngati Paaoa descendents is a priority. Our matauranga and manaaki will be supported for us to put into action care for our kaumātua, all of our wellbeing and health needs. Enabling participation of our descendents in commercial activities to support our future while also being critical of Paoa and tūpuna wellbeing.
These guidelines could be realised by facilitating and co-designing spaces with all descendants, establishing a communication matauranga hub, easily accessible for all of Ngaati Paoa. Investigating and implementing effective ways of reaching out to all descendants for the purpose of engaging and participating in real, relative matters for the iwi of Ngati Paoa. Co-designing processes will allow for descendents to be actively involved in what these spaces look like through processes of wānanga and collaboration. I hope to make a positive difference by allowing genuine transparency and space for Ngati Paoa descendants to realise and develop their own aspirations
Gary Tukawekai Paewitana THOMPSON
Tena koutou katoa,
My name is Gary Thompson and I seek your vote to be a Trustee for the Ngati Paoa Iwi Trust.
I am a descendant of Paoa through my Grandfather, Bill (Wira) Thompson and my grandmother, Meritarapuhi Thompson (Koinaki).
I have served as a Trustee for Ngati Paoa since winning a bi-election in 2006 to join the Ngati Paoa Trust Board. I
have been an Initial Trustee for the Ngati Paoa Iwi Trust since October 2013. At that time, the people of Paoa had an expectation that the Settlement of Ngati Poao Iwi Specific Treaty claim would be concluded by mid-2014. Today, the Crown continues to delay settlement.
For 14 years I have worked to progress the dreams and aspirations of the people of Paoa. And, while no iwi has ever had a positive experience with settling Treaty Claims, Ngati Paoa experience has been exceptionally complex, contentious, and dynamic. In the end my leadership has focused on fighting to protect what the people of Paoa have a right to, and to what they deserve. As our people have said many times, “nothing more, nothing less”.
I am a decisive and visionary leader with many years of Trustee experience. I have been the Chair and Deputy Chair for “Hei Ahuru Mowai, Maori Cancer Leadership Aotearoa” for the last 8 years. I have been a member of the Maori Monitoring Equity Group to the MOH National Screening Unit since 2009. I was the Chair of a hapu based Ahu Whenua Trust with 2 successful dairy farms for 10 years. I hold a Master of Management from the University of Auckland (2011).
I am a strengths based, values focused leader. I am committed to the “Kawenata” initiated by Hauauru and Morehu at Karaka Bay in 2012 with its values of “tika, pono me te aroha, ahakoa te aha”. It is a very powerful and mana enhancing framework. With Hauauru and Morehu leadership our Kawenata with Ngati Whatua Orakei, Ngai Te Rangi, Ngati Ranginui and Waikato Tainui create the pathway to a prosperous future.
Te Atairehia THOMPSON
Te Atairehia Thompson is a descendent of Ngāti Paoa and Ngāti Maniapoto.
Te Atairehia is a Barrister of the High Court practicing in public law and indigenous rights. Her focus is litigation in the Waitangi Tribunal, Māori Land Court, Civil jurisdiction and from time to time she assists in criminal matters.
Te Atairehia’s experience in governance includes past chair of a long-established Community Trust that provides psychological and social services for Māori by Māori, based in South Auckland. Te Atairehia has also sat on the Selection Committee for family assisted home ownership in South Auckland. And she has undertaken various roles on Māori Land Trusts for her whanau and hapū whenua Māori.
Ko Treena Thompson toku ingoa
Ko Ngati Paoa ratou ko Ngati Whanaunga, Whakatōhea ngā iwi.
I have a background in Financial Business Administration and Business Management.
I am a small business Owner/Operator of a homebased florist, “Manuka Wild” specialising in Wedding and Events, and flower arrangements, and bouquets for
all occasions. Business Interests include, Social Enterprises, developing economic opportunities and sustainability.
Inspired by Indigenous innovation and initiative.
Establish robust governances and structure. Build frameworks, business advisory, assurance and information systems.
Experience in developing start up and intimately involved in development of small business and innovation. Interests in public policy, and project management for iwi, by providing Iwi sourced resources.
Lucy Anne TUKUA
Tēnā koutou ōku whanaunga, ngā uri o Ngāti Paoa. I am the mokopuna of Danny Rawiri and Lucy Pokaitara Wikiriwhi (Thompson) both of Ngāti Paoa. Born and raised in Papakura, my parents are Campbell and Rennie Tukua. Being also of Ngāti Tahinga, Waikato whakapapa, spent lots of time on my marae at both Kaiaua and Port Waikato. I have two tamariki and two mokopuna and caregiver for my Dad for seventeen years.
I have been serving my whānau, hapū, marae and Iwi since the day I could set the table in the wharekai. At 22 I held my first executive role on a marae committee. I have chaired (inaugural) my paternal Iwi, eventually taking up the CE role supporting the restructuring of their large property portfolio and database development etc. I have been involved in Ngāti Paoa governance and operations and have held many other roles voluntarily. I also chair my family’s Māori Land Trust Farm. Ko au he ringa-raupa.
My deep involvement with Te Kotūiti after my mother passed 25years ago, supporting rangatahi and kapahaka has meant lots of beautiful kaupapa and relationships that still exist today.
I bring professional skills, expertise and relationships to the table and have longstanding relationships with national and local government, both governance and operations supporting Māori and Iwi. I am a founding member for Ngā Aho, a national collective of Māori Design professionals and Te Matapihi, the national peak sector body for Māori housing; also a current member on Auckland Council’s urban design panel. I am a passionate and active environmentalist, e.g. having been involved in significant projects, a regenerative practitioner and strategist, facilitator and writer.
My consultancy, NativebyNature engages with local government/ private sector to support cultural design and Māori/Iwi engagement working alongside all 19 Tāmaki Iwi and support a cohort of young Māori professionals.
I stand to represent our past and our future and with a strong desire to move forward today in the spirit of kotahitanga with aroha, tika and pono. Ka haehaetia te moana, ē te waka tapu ā Tane
Tu te winiwini, tu te wanawana, tu! Tu tauira ē.