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.
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.
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.
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.
James Bruce Tetai (Jim) RATAHI
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.