Te Ahiwaru Trustees
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About Te Ahiwaru Trust

Supporting a vibrant,
thriving whaanau

The purpose of Te Ahiwaru Trust is to provide assistance, support and general benefit to all registered members of Te Ahiwaru Trust; To promote the broad aspirations of Te Ahiwaru Trust; To ensure successful inter-generational outcomes for all uri now and, into the future.

Our Trustees

Natalie Martin
Co-Chair

Natalie Martin is passionate about establishing strong communication between the trust and the whaanau it represents. She thrives on ensuring whaanau feel included within the workings of the trust.

Natalie offers skills around policy writing, process mapping and process improvements. A true believer that trustees owe a judiciary duty to the beneficiaries, Natalie always holds them at the forefront of her mind during any decision making involving the trust.

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Ngati-Tahinga Wilson
Co-Chair

Ngati-Tahinga Wilson was  brought up by his father, grandfather and uncles who placed great value in whakapapa, te reo and tikanga Maaori. These are the principle skills he brings to his role as trustee.

Ngati-Tahinga is driven to ensure the care and protection of the trust and its beneficiaries. His vision is to develop a  strategy that seeks to preserve the historical value and true meaning of our whenua.

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Jenny Lee-Morgan
Co-Secretary

Jenny Lee-Morgan values te reo, tikanga and maatauranga Maaori, and believes these things become most important when lived in the context of our whakapapa, our marae, our hapuu and our whenua. She is a kaupapa Māori Researcher and a Professor of Māori Research.

Having worked for many years at a Senior Management level within institutions and with community, agency and government groups, Jenny brings a vast range of skills and expertise to our marae, whaanau and hapuu.

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Erueti Rakena
Co-Treasurer

Erueti  Rakena was born and raised in Ihumaatao. Now living in Rotorua, he is an experienced trustee with a focus on supporting our younger generation over the next three years, future proofing our governing bodies.

Exploring potential business and employment opportunities for our people is exciting work and Erueti is enthusiastic about what the future holds for our hapuu.

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Anya Tahere
Co- Secretary

Anya Tahere’s experience on governance boards provides the Trust with a wealth of knowledge. She is well experienced in governance and has built strong skills in strsategic planning, analysis, education and community development.

Anya is pushing the frontier for whaanau in both bi-cutural and multicultural settings and will play a key role in guiding whaanau through any arising challenges.

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Tuini Tuwha
Co-Treasurer

Walking confidently in both worlds of Te ao Maaori and Te ao Paakehaa, Tuini Tuwha upholds the mana of her tuupuna, hapuu, iwi, and whenua in every aspect of her life.

Her goal is to ensure tikanga remains fit for purpose in contemporary times. With effective communication and negotiating skills, along with the ability to offer resolutions to resolve conflict with human kindness, Tuini will help Te Ahiwaru Trust thrive.

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Our Staff

Stephanie Tawha
General Manager and Whaanau Engagement and Education Lead
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Tuini Tuwha
Operations Manager
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Kowhai Olsen
Kaitaiki/Resource Management Lead
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Moana Waa
Education Lead, Beneficiary Registrar and Pakihi Lead
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Pania Newton

Housing Project Lead and Pakihi Lead
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Layna Tawha

Kai Manaaki Te Whare Āio
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Mavis Whaanga

Education Administrator
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Montana Wilson

Beneficiary Administrator
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Stacey Bishop

Education Research Assistant
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Qiane Matata-Sipu

Communications Advisor
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