E mihi ana rā
Hailing from the centre of the universe – Taranaki, my iwi are Te Atiawa, Ngāti Ruanui (Taranaki), Waiohua (Auckland), Ngāti Te Ata (Waikato) and Ngāti Porou (East Coast).
My experience is predominately in education and I have been teaching te reo Māori and tikanga Māori since I was a teenager.
I am a licensed interpreter and have a Master’s Degree in Mātauranga Māori (Māori Knowledge).
My role here at Te Pou o te Whakaaro Nui is to help with responsiveness to and engagement with Māori. A role I am relishing!
Ka nui te mihi ki tēnā, ki tēnā. Tēnā tātou katoa!