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Our People

The single most important factor in ensuring that you receive the best possible learning experience, is the quality, dedication and passion of our people. For all of us, the delivery of indigenous education and training outcomes that effect positive change for whānau and their social, cultural and economic condition is simply non-negotiable and is our primary focus.

Jeanette Grace
Ngāti Toa Rangātira, Ngāti Kahungunu

  • Mauri Ora Kaiwhakaruruhau
    Practitioner Diploma
  • Te Paeārahi Kaiwhakaruruhau
    Master Practitioner Diploma (Current)
  • Kaiako-a-Kaupapa
  • BA Adult Education
  • PGDip Rehabilitation
  • Cert. International Indigenous Diplomacy

Rawiri Kiriona
Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Kahungunu

  • Mauri Ora Kaiwhakaruruhau
    Practitioners Diploma

Te Rangimaria Warbrick
Rangitane, Ngāti Rangitihi

  • Mauri Ora Kaiwhakaruruhau
    Practitioner Diploma
  • Tūranga Whānau Kaiwhakaruruhau
    Advanced Practitioner Diploma
  • Te Paeārahi – Kaiwhakaruruhau
    Master Practitioner Diploma (Current)
  • Kaiako-a-Kaupapa
  • M.Phil
  • B.Ed
  • DipTchg

Tikirau Ata
Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Kahungunu

  • Mauri Ora Kaiwhakaruruhau
    Practitioners Diploma
  • Kaiako-a-Kaupapa
  • BA Matauranga Māori

Kim Eriksen
Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Tuwharetoa, Te Arawa

  • Mauri Ora Kaiwhakaruruhau
    Practitioner Diploma
  • Tūranga Whānau Kaiwhakaruruhau
    Advanced Practitioner Diploma
  • Te Paeārahi Kaiwhakaruruhau
    Master Practitioner Diploma (Current)
  • Kaiako-a-Kaupapa - Pūkenga
  • Kaituruki Assessor Moderator
  • Te Kakano Consultants – Independent Contractor/Consultant
  • Manaaki Kau – Supervisor Indigenous Practice
  • Social Work - Level 6
  • Counselling - Level 6

Maude Tupe
Ngāi Tuhoe, Ngāti Raukawa

  • Mauri Ora Kaiwhakaruruhau
    Practitioners Diploma
  • Tūranga Whānau Kaiwhakaruruhau
    Advanced Practitioners Diploma
  • Te Paeārahi Kaiwhakaruruhau
    Master Practitioners Diploma (Current)
  • Kaiako-a-Kaupapa
  • BA Matauranga Māori
  • MA Applied Indigenous Knowledge

Rita Tupe
Ngāi Tuhoe, Ngāti Raukawa

  • Mauri Ora Kaiwhakaruruhau
    Practitioners Diploma
  • Tūranga Whānau Kaiwharuruhau
    Advanced Practitioners Diploma
  • Te Paeārahi Kaiwhakaruruhau
    Master Practitioners Diploma (Current)
  • Kaiako-a-Kaupapa
  • BA Matauranga Māori
  • MA Applied Indigenous Knowledge

Mate Tihema
Ngāi Tuhoe, Te Arawa, Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāti Tuwharetoa, Te Whakatohea

  • Mauri Ora Kaiwhakaruruhau
    Practitioner Diploma
  • Pae Ārahi Kaiwhakaruruhau
    Master Practitioner Diploma
  • Kaiako-a-Kaupapa
  • BA Matauranga Māori
  • MA Applied Indigenous Knowledge

Tipene Tihema-Biddle
Ngāi Tuhoe

  • Mauri Ora Kaiwhakaruruhau
    Practitioner Diploma
  • Tūranga Whānau Kaiwhakaruruhau
    Advanced Practitioner Diploma
  • Te Paeārahi Kaiwhakaruruhau
    Master Practitioner Diploma (Current)
  • Kaiako-a-Kaupapa
  • BA Matauranga Māori
  • MA Applied Indigenous Knowledge (Current)

Keelan Ransfield
Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Porou

  • Mauri Ora Kaiwhakaruruhau
    Practitioner Diploma
  • Te Paeārahi Kaiwhakaruruhau
    Master Practitioner Diploma (Current)
  • Kaiako-a-Kaupapa
  • Pinakitanga Te Reo Māori Level 7
  • Dip Matauranga Māori
  • Cert. AOD Level 4
  • Cert. Business Management
  • Cert. Money Management

Jason Mareroa
Tūwharetoa ki Kawerau, Ngāi Tūhoe, Te Whakatōhea, Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Pūkeko, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Whakaue, Rongomaiwahine, Ngāti Toa, Ngāi Tahu, Te Rarawa, Ngāti Hine, Ngā Puhi

  • Mauri Ora Kaiwhakaruruhau
    Practitioner Diploma
  • Te Paeārahi Kaiwhakaruruhau
    Master Practitioner Diploma (Current)
  • Kaiako-a-Kaupapa
  • BA Social Work Bi-Cultural Practice

Mikaira Pau
Te Rarawa, Rarotonga

  • Mauri Ora Kaiwhakaruruhau
    Practitioner Diploma
  • Kaiako-a-Kaupapa

Farena Pahina
Ngāti Porou, Te Rarawa, Rangitane

  • Mauri Ora Kaiwhakaruruhau
    Practitioner Diploma
  • Te Paeārahi Kaiwhakaruruhau
  • Master Practitioner Diploma (Current)
  • Kaiako-a-Kaupapa
  • PGDip Bicultural Supervision

Lannell Wharekura
Waikato Tainui, Taranaki

  • Mauri Ora Kaiwhakaruruhau
    Practitioner Diploma
Tanya Tautari
Te Rarawa, Ngapuhi
  • Mauri Ora Kaiwhakaruruhau
    Practitioner Diploma
  • Te Paeārahi Kaiwhakaruruhau
    Master Practitioner Diploma (Current)
  • B.ED Teaching
  • Te Pinakitanga ki te kairangi
    Diploma

Haylee Koroi
Ngapuhi, Te Rarawa, Ngāti Kahu

  • Mauri Ora Kaiwhakaruruhau
    Practitioner Diploma
  • Te Paeārahi Kaiwhakaruruhau
  • MasterPractitioner Diploma
  • Conjoint in Bachelor in Science (Maths) and Arts (Māori Studies) (Current)
  • Level 6 Te Reo Māori Certificate in Te Aupikitanga ki te Reo Kairangi

Patria Tamaka
Waiakto, Ngāti Ruanui, Ngāti Maru, Ngāti Kahungunu

  • Mauri Ora Kaiwhakaruruhau
    Practitioners Diploma
  • Tūranga Whānau Kaiwhakaruruhau
    Advanced Practitioners Diploma
  • Te Paeārahi Kaiwhakaruruhau
  • Master Practitioners Diploma (Current)
  • Level 2 Cert Te Ara Reo Māori
  • Tikanga Ririki Facilitator
  • BA Social Work

Maki Parker
Waikato/Tainui

  • Mauri Ora Kaiwhakaruruhau
    Practitioners Diploma
  • Tūranga Whānau Kaiwhakaruruhau
    Advanced Practitioners Diploma
  • Te Paeārahi Kaiwhakaruruhau
    Master Practitioners Diploma (Current)

 

 

Dot Mareroa
Pouwhakahaere Ratonga – Operations Manager
Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Tuwharetoa ki Kawerau, Ngāti Awa

  • Mauri Ora Kaiwhakaruruhau
    Practitioners Diploma
  • Tūranga Whānau Kaiwhakaruruhau
    Advanced Practitioners Diploma
  • Te Paeārahi Kaiwhakaruruhau
    Master Practitioners Diploma (Current)
  • BA Social Work

Tipene Tihema- Biddle
Kaiwhakaako – Curriculum Development Adviser
Ngāi Tuhoe, Tainui/Waikato, Ngāti Kahungungu

  • Mauri Ora Kaiwhakaruruhau
    Practitioners Diploma
  • Tūranga Whānau Kaiwhakaruruhau
    Advanced Practitioners Diploma
  • Te Paeārahi Kaiwhakaruruhau
    Master Practitioners Diploma (Current)
  • BA Mātauranga Māori
  • MA Applied Indigenous Knowledge (Current)

Hinemaukurangi Simpson
Kaiwhakatairanga – Communications Design
Ngāti Awa, Te Whānau a Apanui, Ngāti Porou, Nga Puhi, Danish

  • Mauri Ora Kaiwhakaruruhau
    Practitioners Diploma
  • Level 3 Te Ara Reo

Kimi Gordine-Whakaruru
Kaiawhina – Administration Adviser
Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Kahungungu

  • Mauri Ora Kaiwhakaruruhau
  • Practitioners Diploma

Lindsay Poutama

Te Rau o te Kōmiti Tumuaki 
Ngāti Tukorehe

  • Mauri Ora Kaiwhakaruruhau
  • Practitioners Diploma

Hemana Eruera

Tūranga Mana Whenua
Kaumatua Ngāti Awa

  • Mauri Ora Kaiwhakaruruhau
  • Practitioners Diploma

Georgina Papa

Tūranga Pūkenga
Trustee
Te Whanau a Apanui, Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Whatua

  • Mauri Ora Kaiwhakaruruhau
    Practitioners Diploma
  • Dip Community & Social Work
  • PGDip Māori Business Management

Janell Dymus-Kurei

Tūranga Rangatahi
Trustee
Te Whakatōhea, Ngāi Tūhoe, Te Aitanga-ā-Māhaki, Ngāti Kuri

  • Mauri Ora Kaiwhakaruruhau
  • Practitioners Diploma

Rita Tupe

Tūranga ā Iwi
Trustee
Tūhoe, Raukawa

  • Mauri Ora Kaiwhakaruruhau
  • Practitioners Diploma

Tamaku Paul

Tūranga Pūkenga
Trustee
Ngāti Awa (Ngai Tamaoki, Ngāti Tarawhai)

  • Mauri Ora Kaiwhakaruruhau
  • Practitioners Diploma

Haromi Williams

Tūranga ā Iwi
Trustee
Tūhoe

 

Hana Tukikino
Founder of Te Korowai Aroha o Aotearoa Te Aitanga a Hauiti, Ngāti Porou

  • Mauri Ora Kaiwhakaruruhau
    Practitioner Diploma
  • Hapū and Iwi Kaiwhakaruruhau
  • B.Ed
  • PGDip Teaching

Wally Tukukino
Founding member of Te Korowai Aroha o Aotearoa
Ngāti Tamatera, Ngāti Maru

  • Mauri Ora Kaiwhakaruruhau
    Practitioner Diploma
  • Hapū and Iwi Kaiwhakaruruhau
  • Dip Social Science
  • BA Education & Psychology

Paerangi Reihana
Kaumatua
Nga Puhi

  • Mauri Ora Kaiwhakaruruhau
    Practitioner Diploma
  • Hapū and Iwi Kaiwhakaruruhau

Judy Waititi
Founding member of Te Korowai Aroha o Aotearoa

Waitaha, Hati Mamoe. Ngai Tahu

  • Mauri Ora Kaiwhakaruruhau
    Practitioner Diploma
  • Hapū and Iwi Kaiwhakaruruhau
  • B.Ed Diploma Teaching
  • LTCL (Speech and Drama)

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