Ngāti Whitikaupeka Representative
Kaupeka ki runga, Kaupeka ki raro, Kui Kui Whiti Whiti ora
Ko Aorangi te Maunga Tapu.
Ko Moawhango Rahi te Awa.
Ko Moawhango tō Marae.
Nō Ngāti Whitikaupeka ahau.
Ko Taonui rāua ko Rona Hera Martin Matanā ōku mātua.
Current Governance Roles
Te Runanga o Ngāti Whitikaupeka – Delegate
Kaupeka Ki Runga Trust – Trustee and Finance Administrator
Joint Iwi Environmental Working Party – Convenor
Ngā Puna Rau Rangitīkei – Ngāti Whitikaupeka representative
Mōkai Pātea Waitangi Claims Trust – Deputy Chair and TRONW delegate
Hauora ā Iwi – Mōkai Pātea delegate
Whanganui Regional Health Network – Rangitīkei iwi delegate
Taihape Health Limited – Director and Mōkai Pātea delegate
I was born in Moawhango and raised under the mantle of Ngāti Whitikaupeka. I am married, with four children three sons and a daughter; we have three daughter in laws and seven beautiful grandchildren. My passion for whānau, hapū and iwi development has taken me on a number of journeys and this has helped me enhance my skills and experience in strategic “big picture” thinking, management systems and processes, policy development and administration.
I live locally in the rohe, have a wide circle of whānau, hapū and iwi connections internally to Mōkai Pātea and externally to our surrounding and neighbouring iwi and hapū. I am willing to bring my commitment, time, experience and skills to Ngā Iwi o Mōkai Pātea Services Trust for the development and progress of our iwi stakeholders.