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.
(Ngāti Korokī-Kahukura, Ngāti Mahuta)
Pānia Papa was a member of the 2011 independent panel that reviewed the Crown’s Māori Language Strategy, and was a member on the Māori Language Quality Assurance Group overseeing the translation of Te Ture mō Te Reo Māori 2016. Pānia is currently a member of the Waikato-Tainui Reo Advisory Group, working to implement the Waikato-Tainui iwi language strategy. She has been on other iwi advisory groups reviewing their language strategies as well. Pānia started her role as a board member for Te Mātāwai on 22 July 2016 for a three-year term.
(Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Pūkenga, Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāti Te Roro o Te Rangi, Te Āti Awa, Ngāti Rārua and Ngai Tahu)
Bentham Ohia is a former CEO of Te Wānanga o Aotearoa and during his time there he was involved in the development of a number of te reo Māori language me ōna tikanga programmes. Bentham is the president of the leadership organisation Advancement of Māori Opportunity, and continues to mentor and support many of the graduates from the programme who are now in leadership roles. He is also a Trustee on the Ngā Pōtiki Trust in Pāpāmoa, Tauranga. Bentham started his role as a board member for Te Mātāwai on 17 June 2016 for a three-year term.
Dr Cathy Dewes
(Ngāti Rangitihi, Te Arawa, Ngāti Porou)
Dr Cathy Dewes is the Tumuaki of Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ruamata in Rotorua, she has an extensive background in te reo Māori education within Te Arawa and nationally with her involvement as Tumuaki of Te Rūnanganui o Ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori. Cathy has held many roles within Te Arawa and her own iwi Ngāti Rangitihi. She has also been a director of the Māori Television Service and is currently the chair of Te Reo Irirangi o Te Arawa. Cathy started her role as a board member for Te Mātāwai on 07 July 2016 for a three-year term.
Te Tai Rāwhiti
Jeremy Tātere MacLeod
(Ngāti Kahungunu, Te Arawa, Ngāti Raukawa te au ki te Tonga, Rangitāne, Ngāti Kuia, Ngāi Tahu, Te Āti Awa, Waikato)
Jeremy Tātere MacLeod is one of the key champions for te reo Māori revitalisation in Ngāti Kahungunu, he currently works for Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated, and is tasked with the implementation of the Ngāti Kahungunu Māori Language Revitalisation Strategy – Kahungunu, kia eke! Jeremy is a graduate of ‘Te Panekiretanga o Te Reo’ and Waikato University. Jeremy started his role as a board member for Te Mātāwai on 10 June 2016 for a three-year term.
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.
(Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Maniapoto)
Willie Jackson is a champion for urban Māori, he was an experienced broadcaster and was a very strong voice for te reo Māori during his time as an inaugural board member of Te Mātāwai representing Te Reo Tukutuku – Urban Cluster until he vacated the position in June 2017.
(Te Ātiawa, Ngāti Rārua, Ngāti Tama, Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Ngāti Mutunga, Ngāi Tahu, Ngāi Tūhoe)
Nuki Tākao has strong roots in the Kura Kaupapa movement and in the Māori medium education sector. She brought a lot of energy and enthusiasm during her tenure as an inaugural board member of Te Mātāwai she represented the Te Waipounamu Kāhui ā-Iwi Cluster until she vacated the position in November 2017.
Dr Hiria Hape
Dr Hiria Hape has extensive experience at all levels of Government with a number of positions. Hiria was an inaugural board member for Te Mātāwai representing Te Reo Tukutuku – Community on 15 July 2016 for a two-year term until her term expired in July 2018.
(Ngāi Takoto, Te Aupōuri, Ngāti Porou)
Scotty Morrison is the long-time presenter of TVNZ’s Māori news and current affairs programmes Te Karere and Marae. He has held Māori language advisory roles for a number of organisations, he was an inaugural board member of Te Mātāwai representing Te Reo Tukutuku – Media until his two-year term expired in July 2018.
Professor Rawinia Higgins
Professor Rawinia Higgins was the involved in the Paepae Motuhake with the Minster of Māori development who drafted and implemented the The Māori Language Act 2016 that established Te Mātāwai. Prof. Higgins was an inaugural Te Mātāwai board member and was appointed as one of two Ministerial appointments on 31 August 2016 for a two year term. Prof. Higgins resigned her role on Te Mātāwai and was appointed the chair of the Board of the Māori Language Commission in June 2018.
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.