Ngāti Manawa, Tūhoe, Te Arawa, Ngāti Whare, Tūwharetoa
E rongonui ana a Poia mō ōna mahi whakarauora i te reo Māori, ōna mahi whaikōrero, me te rangahau. Ko ōna rangahau, ōna kaupapa whakaako matua, me ōna mahi nui ki ngā hapori ko te reo Māori, ko te ahurea, ko te mātauranga, ko ngā mahi a rēhia hoki ka whakatauira mai i te hōhonutanga o tōna matatau ki te kawe i tēnei tūranga. Ko ia te Kairangahau Matua mō te kaupapa o Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, arā, ko Pae Tawhiti, he kaupapa mō te reo Māori me ngā tikanga, he tirohanga ki te whakaūnga mai o te reo Māori, o te ahurea Māori, otirā, ki te whakakotahi hoki i ngā kohinga rangahau e hāngai ana ki ēnei kaupapa. Nō te marama o Pipiri 2020 ka hono mai a Poia hei Tumu Whakarae mō Te Mātāwai.
Taranaki iwi, Te Ātiawa, Taranaki Whānui ki te Upoko o te Ika
Hana joined Te Mātāwai in January 2022, and brings a passion for te reo Māori, and a broad range of professional skills and experiences. She has previously worked in the public service, for her iwi, as an independent consultant and a teacher. Committed to life-long learning, Hana’s qualifications include a Diploma in Te Pīnakitanga ki te Reo Kairangi; a Master of Arts (Linguistics); a Bachelor of Arts (Literature and Education); and a Diploma of Teaching.
Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Pāhauwera, Te Āti Awa ki te Upoko o te Ika
Nō te Mei 2019 hono mai ai a Ria ki Te Mātāwai. He Tohu Paerua Āhua Reo tōna, nō Te Herenga Waka ki Pōneke, ā, he wheako nui ōna i roto i ngā mahi rangahau, mahi whakarauora i te reo Māori. Kua tū ia hei kaiārahi ratonga, hei kaiwhakahaere matua hoki ki Te Tarahiti o Te Paepae Arahi, Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori, Whitireia, me Te Puni Kōkiri.
Ngāti Konohi, Ngāti Ira, Ngāti Porou
Ko Whangara te pūtahitanga o te tangata, ko Whangara te pārekereke o te kōrero!
Mikaia was born and raised in Whangara and Mangatuna and had the honour of being taught te reo Māori and tikanga Māori by her whānau, hapū and iwi. A graduate of kōhanga reo, kura kaupapa Māori and Te Herenga Waka Marae – Victoria University of Wellington. Her work choices have seen her consciously develop her passions by engaging in roles as a research assistant, intern, Māori language and kapa haka tutor, presenter, performer, cultural ambassador, community researcher, policy analyst, senior research analyst, governance and management focusing on kaupapa Māori research and evalution with the hope of discovering, exploring and revealing the many unique layers of te reo Māori revitalisation.
Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Te Whatuiāpiti, Tainui
Brylee joined Te Mātāwai in March 2021. She brings with her a broad range of accounting, audit, risk and process improvement expertise.
Prior to joining Te Mātāwai, Brylee held a senior position at KPMG providing business advice to private enterprises as well as working with public sector clients providing internal audit, risk and compliance services.
Brylee is a Chartered Accountant and has been a member of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand for over ten years. Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), a Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting and a Diploma in Te Aupikitanga ki te reo Kairangi.
Brylee is passionate about te reo Māori and began learning as an adult. Her and her husband are committed to raising their tamariki with te reo Māori as their first language.