Ngāti Tamakōpiri Representative
Ko Aorangi tōku maunga
Ko Hautapu tōku awa
Ko Ngāti Tamakōpiri tōku iwi
Ko Opaea tōku marae
Ko Kuia McTaggart tōku whaea
Ko Kuia Whale tōku ingoa.
Married to Joe Byford for 50 years, we have 6 daughters, 19 mokopuna and 3 great mokopuna. I was born in Taihape the youngest of Horace and Kuia Whale’s 14 offspring.
I have been involved with schools, sports clubs and the Cancer Society Committees. At present I am on the Opaea Marae Committee as the Treasurer and I am also a delegate on Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Tamakōpiri and the Kaiao Rangi Trust. My interests are whānau and golf. I also have Ngāi Tahu affiliations.