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I te taha o toku Pāpā
Ko Whakarongorua te Maunga
Ko Hokianga te Moana
Ko Mataetaua te Marae
Ko Ngā Puhi te Iwi
I te taha o toku Whaea
Ko Maunga Piko te Maunga
Ko Parengarenga te Moana
Ko Te Hiku o te Ika te Marae
Ko Ngāti Kurī te Iwi
Ko Ian Kaihe-Wetting tōku ingoa
At home in Kaitaia with my husband of 27 years, our youngest boy, his partner and two mokopuna. It’s great to be home again after living in Tāmaki – Auckland for over 30 years.
My professional background is in classroom teaching, several years as a Project Coordinator for the Māori Youth Project (NZAF) in the early nineties, Counties Manukau District Health Board – Māori Health Development as a Te Tiriti/Māori Responsiveness Facilitator and then Service Manager. Currently, just before COVID-19, I started working with Ngā Tai Ora o te Tai Tokerau – Public Health Northland.
Giving back to NZAF is a personal choice, as I was still a young man when first employed there and now, almost 30 years on, those experiences continue to shape me. As NZAF embarks upon future planning and further defining its roles and responsibilities for generations to come, it’s a privilege to join the Board at this time.
“Kua tawhiti kē to haerenga mai, kia kore e haere tonu. He nui rawa o mahi, kia kore e mahi tonu."
"We have come too far not to go further; we have done too much not to do more."
Tā Hemi Henare (Sir James Henare)
Ngāti Hine elder and leader