TE TAI TOKERAU
(Ngāti Hine and Te Aupouri)
Waihoroi Shortland has more than 30 years’ experience working in te reo Māori-related media, film and theatre. He has also worked extensively throughout Te Tai Tokerau in both the public and private sector from the Māori Land Court to working as a Māori Community Officer in Auckland, Pukekohe and Kaitāia. Waihoroi was a Commissioner for Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori and a former member of the Māori Television Services Board. He started his role as a board member for Te Mātāwai on 08 August 2016 for a three-year term. He is also the Hoa Toihau of the board.
Charlie Tīare Tepana
(Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Raukawa, Rangitāne, Te Uri o Hau, Ngāti Rangiwewehi, Ngāti Pākehā, Kōtimana)
Tīare Tepana was elected by Tainui in mid-2019. He has extensive experience working in the iwi and community Māori language revitalisation space. His leadership experience saw him play a leading role in the development and implementation of the Raukawa Tribal Māori Language Revitalisation Strategy, ‘Whakareia Te Kakara o te Hinu Raukawa’. He was a member of the 2014 Ministerial Māori Language Advisory Group established to review and make recommendations on the Māori Language Act 1987 which was repealed with the enactment of the Te Ture mō Te Reo Māori 2016 / Māori Language Act 2016. Before joining the Te Mātāwai board, Tīare was a member of the Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori board.
Te Kahautu Maxwell
(Te Whakatōhea, Ngāi Tai, Te Whanau-a-Apanui, Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Porou, Tūhoe, Ngāti Maniapoto)
Te Kahautu is currently an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies at the University of Waikato. He is an expert in te reo and tikanga Māori and has a strong background in kapa haka. He is the tutor and composer for Ōpōtiki Mai Tawhiti and is currently the Mātaatua rohe delegate to Te Matatini. Te Kahautu sits on the Whakatōhea Māori Trust Board and is Chair of the Hāhi Ringatū. He was a Paepae Motuhake; Independant Panel member as well as being a former member on Te Waka Toi.
(Te Arawa, Ngāti Kuri, Ngāti Porou)
Muriwai Ihākara was elected as the Te Arawa representative to the Te Mātāwai board in mid-2019. He is an advocate of Te Reo Māori me ōna tikanga. He is also an active mahi haka pouako and pou -whiriwhiri a current adjudicator of haka regionals and a past member of Te Matatini adjudication panels. Muriwai has 14 years of senior leadership experience having served as Te Tumu Whakahaere Māori of Creative New Zealand –The NZ Arts Council from 2002-2016. He also has governance experience including being the past Chair of Te Kura o Rotoiti, past member of Te Matatini Past Chair of The Wellington Māori Cultural Society and he is currently Chair of Te Awhe Marae – Maketu, Chair of Ngāti Pikiao Ahurei, and Chair Pūkenga Kōeke o Ngāti Pikiao.
Te Tai Rāwhiti
(Rongowhakaata, Ngāi Tāmanuhiri, Ngāti Kahungunu ki te Wairoa )
Mātai served on the Tairāwhiti Pae Motuhake over the past three years and was elected to the Board of Te Mātāwai by Tairāwhiti in Oct-2019. He has extensive experience working in broadcasting as an award-winning presenter and producer, who has graced our television screens for more than two decades. Mātai was a graduate from the first intake of Te Panekiretanga o Te Reo and exhibits an unquestionable commitment to the revitalisation of te reo Māori via the plethora of shows he has fronted over the years. Current Station Manager for iwi radio station, Tūranga FM where he continues to work tirelessly, to ensure te reo Māori continues to grow and flourish in Gisborne. His leadership and governance experience has seen Mātai lead the genesis, development and fruition of both the Rongowhakaata and Ngāi Tāmanuhiri rautaki reo as well as sit on the governance boards of a whānau trust, Te Tira Whakaari and also acting as Deputy Chairman for Te Whakaruruhau o Ngā Reo Irirangi Māori.
TE TAI HAU-Ā-URU
Dr Ruakere Hond
(Taranaki, Ngāti Ruanui, Te Ātiawa, Te Whānau-a-Apanui)
Dr Ruakere Hond is a passionate te reo Māori champion and advocate. Positions he has previously held include Project Co-ordinator for Te Reo o Taranaki Trust, Head of Māori Studies at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi, Chairperson of Te Rūnanga o Te Ataarangi, and a council member of Western Institute of Technology in Taranaki. Ruakere is currently very active in development projects in Parihaka. Ruakere started his role as a board member for Te Mātāwai on 04 July 2016 for a three-year term.
(Kāi Tahu, Te Ātiawa, Ngāti Mutunga)
Paulette Tamati-Elliffe has been involved with Kotahi Mano Kāika the Ngāi Tahu Māori language strategy since signing her whānau up in 2000 when it was first launched. Paulette and her partner Komene have been on their te reo Māori journey, raising their tamariki in te reo Māori as the main language of their home in Dunedin. Paulette is a graduate of ‘Te Panekiretanga o Te Reo’ and brings experience in facilitation, planning, education, teaching, waiata performance and composition. She started her role as a board member for Te Mātāwai on 01 December 2017 for a three-year term.
(Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Huia, Ngāti Porou)
Mereana Selby started as a secondary school teacher of te reo Māori and Physical Education. She then took up a position at Wellington College of Education in bilingual teacher training. She then joined Te Wānanga o Raukawa as Kaihautū for the faculty responsible for the delivery of Māori medium teacher training programmes. In 2007 Mereana was appointed as Tumuaki at Te Wānanga o Raukawa and is the first woman CEO of a Wānanga. She is the Chair of Te Tauihu o Ngā Wānanga - the association of the three wānanga. Mereana started her role as a board member for Te Mātāwai on 28 June 2016 for a two-year term. She was also appointed as Hoa Toihau.
Te Hunga Noho Tāone
(Te Rarawa, Te Aupōuri)
Hēmi Dale is currently the Director of Māori Medium Education at Te Puna Wānanga, the School of Māori Education at the University of Auckland. He holds a Māori language Translators and Interpreters Certificate and also graduated from ‘Te Panekiretanga o te Reo Māori’. For more than 25 years Hēmi has been at the forefront of the development of Māori medium education. More recently Hēmi has been working on the development of the national Māori medium NCEA levels 1, 2 and 3 achievement standards for social sciences, geography, economics and history. Hēmi started his role as a board member for Te Mātāwai on 01 July 2017 for a three-year term.
(Ngāi Takoto, Te Aupōuri, Ngāti Porou)
Kylie Brown’s experience includes Māori radio, Māori television production and communications. Kylie is a Board member of Te Hiku Media, provides technical Māori language advice to the New Zealand National Geographic Board, is an Editor of the dictionary He Pātaka Kupu, and in 2011 was established as the first Principal Linguist of Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori.
Kylie was appointed as the new Media representative to the Board of Te Mātāwai. The appointment is effective from Monday 01 October 2018 for a three-year term.
Teina Boasa- Dean
(Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Tūwharetoa)
Teina Boasa-Dean was appointed as the new Community representative to the Board of Te Mātāwai. The appointment started on Wednesday 10 October 2018 for a three-year term. Teina replaces outgoing Community representative Hiria Hape whose term expired in July 2018.
(Ngāti Kahungunu, Rangitāne)
Robin Hapi has extensive governance and senior management experience across a range of government, private and community organisations. He was previously CEO of Aotearoa Fisheries Ltd for three years and CEO of the former Treaty of Waitangi Fisheries Commission for 13 years. His current positions include Te Amokapua (Chair) of the Council of Te Wānanga-o-Raukawa, a board member of Callaghan Innovation, Te Pou Matakana the North Island Commissioning Agency for Whānau Ora, and New Zealand Trade and Enterprise. In 2016, he became a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to Māori, community and governance. Robin started his role as a board member for Te Mātāwai on 30 August 2016 for a two-year term.
(Waikato,Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Porou, Te Whānau-a-Apanui, Kuki Airini)
Reikura Kahi was appointed to the Board of Te Mātāwai by Māori Development Minister HonNanaia Mahuta in 2019. Reikura is one of the first generation kōhanga reo, kura kaupapa and whare kura graduates. She brings a unique rangatahi perspective to the Board. As one of the founding members of Ngā Tumanako kapa haka, she has extensive governance experience including Chair and member of Ngā Tūmanako Incorporated Society, and has been a member of Te Puna Reo o Manawanui and Manawanui Charitable Trust. A Māori language consultant and graduate of Te Panekiretanga o te Reo Māori she also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education from Auckland University. Her work experience includes Programme Commissioner at Māori Television where she ensured programmes aligned with language strategies, and maintained the quantity and quality of te reo within the programmes. She was also assessor for Te Māngai Pāho and company director for Te Wheke Group ,which nurtures Māori and Pacific film talent.
(Ngāti Tuwharetoa, Ngāti Kahungunu)
Juliet has over 25 years’ experience and, for the last two decades, has been contracting to the public and private sector in a variety of roles. She has had the privilege of working in a number of high profile policy areas of importance to Māori, such as Māori Broadcasting; Intellectual Property Rights policy, including the WAI 262 claim; Foreshore and Seabed (now Takutai Moana) and Treaty Settlement negotiations; the Waitangi Tribunal and more recently, Māori health policy. Her role at Te Mātāwai has seen her step outside of the core public sector for the first time in many years, and the insights, experience and relationships that she brings to her role at Te Mātāwai ensures that our vision for te reo Māori is upheld, not only within Te Whare o Te Reo Mauri Ora – the partnership between Māori and the Crown to advance te reo Māori revitalisation – but also across the public sector at large.
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Craig is an experienced public sector consultant and contractor who has been with Te Mātāwai since inception in 2016. He was instrumental in developing our organisational policies and processes and continues to be a key member of the leadership team. In addition to Te Mātāwai, Craig works with a number of public sector clients in his consultancy business who have included The Ministry for Culture and Heritage, State Services Commission (Leadership Development Centre), Ministry for Social Development, Social Investment Agency, Department of Internal Affairs and Te Taura Whiri i te reo Māori. He is the Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee for Te Māngai Pāho and a member of the Public Sector Consultation Committee for the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. Before starting his consultancy, Craig held roles with senior positions with Te Puni Kōkiri and the Department of Labour.
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Keryn Goldsmith – Investment Manager
Keryn is on secondment from her home role as the Evaluation Research and Methodology Manager at the Education Review Office (ERO). As the Te Mātāwai Investments Manager, Keryn draws on her vast experience in the public sector to help our Pae Motuhake and clients achieve their best results. With over a decade spent working in the education sector for the Ministry of Education and the Education Review Office, Keryn brings with her a vast set of skills including stakeholder engagement and knowledge of Māori education.
You can contact Keryn at keryn.Goldsmith@tematawai.maori.nz
Ria Tomoana – Research Manager
(Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Pāhauwera, Te Atiawa ki te Upoko o te IkaNgāi Takoto, Te Aupōuri, Ngāti Porou)
Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Pāhauwera, Te Atiawa ki te Upoko o te Ika Ria joined Te Mātāwai in May 2019. She has a Masters in applied linguistics from Victoria University and extensive expereince in te reo Māori research and revitilisation. She has experience as a consultant and has held senior positions with Te Paepae Arahi Trust, Te Taura Whiri i te reo Māori, Whitireia and Te Puni Kokiri.
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Candice Russell - Office Manager
(Te Whanau-ā-apanui, Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Kahungunu)
Candice joined Te Mātāwai in 2018. She has a Diploma in Software Development with experience in both the public and private sectors. Candice oversees the office operations and ensures everything runs smoothly.
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Charmaine Ngarimu - Communications Manager
(Ngāti Porou, Whanau-a-Apanui)
Charmaine started contracting with Te Mātāwai in September 2019. She has experience in communications, marketing and events and has worked across central and local government, and in the private sector. Prior to joining Te Mātāwai, Charmaine led the public affairs team for Airways New Zealand. She has also managed teams for Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development, Māori Television, the Australian High Commission and has managed communications, media and public relations programmes for some of the world’s largest events including Rugby World Cup, World Masters Games and Volvo Ocean Race.
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Te Atarangi Whiu
(Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Ranginui and Ngāti Maniapoto)
Te Atarangi Whiu was appointed as the inaugural Tumu Whakarae of Te Mātāwai in February 2017 taking up her role in March 2017. The Te Mātāwai board appointed her to lead the establishment of Te Mātāwai which is charged with leading the revitalization effort of te reo Māori in homes and communities. Ms Whiu is a strong te reo Māori advocate and brings to the role a strong background in kaupapa Māori initiatives, commitment to the language and understands the machinery of Government.