Kia ora whānau
This month of Pipiri, our roopu will be discussing Whenua Aspirations and what they would like to see with the whenua that is returned to us after Settlement has been supported.
We love getting your feedback, so please make sure to log in (no matter where you live in the world), and send your whakaaro through to us. We have many of our whānau loging in hearing what our roopu panel are saying. Keep sending us through your aspirations for Settlement, and what impact this will have on you and your whānau.
Following are this months panel members and a little bit about themselves.
Rewa Harriman (nee Hudson), Whakatōhea born, former top ranked tennis player and now top ranked news journalist for The Hui, will be hosting our monthly Zui to keep our whānau updated on the issues that are important.
Ko Tarakeha toku maunga
Ko Opepe toku awa
Ko Opape toku Marae
Ko Tony raua ko Bussy oku matua tupuna
Ko Dee (a.k.a Rerekau) raua Maraea oku Mama
Ko Maliah Turu (nee Edwardson) taku ingoa
I have been living in Hamilton for the past 20+ yrs
I am a jack of all trades (tutu)
I am a tri-lingual interpreter of NZ Sign Language
My passion lies in karaoke (hearing others sing)
Maui Hudson is Whakatōhea and affiliates primarily to Opape marae and the Ngai Tamahaua hapū. He has been the Ngai Tamahaua representative on the Whakatōhea Māori Trust Board for almost six years and is a Director on TePou Oranga o Whakatōhea, Eastern Seafarms Ltd, and the Whakatōhea Fisheries Asset Holding Company. He lives in Hamilton with his wife and three children and works at the University of Waikato where he is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies.
Ko Michelle Kember-Imrie taoku wahine
Ko Brianan Imrie toku tamahine
Ko Patumoana Imrie (nee Amoamo) toku mama raua ko Karl Imrie toku papa
Ko James Raumoa Imrie toku tuakana raua ko Moana Jean Imrie toku tuahine
Ko Raikete Amoamo toku tupuna raua ko Patumoana Amoamo (nee Papuni) toku kuia
Ko Amamo Te Riaki toku tupuna papa raua ko Herapuhi Amoamo (nee Lawrence) toku tupuna whaea
Ko Ngati Rua toku hapu
Kia ora whanau
I have lived in Perth for 21 years now with my wife and teenage daughter Brianan. About 5 years ago I started a renewable energy business here. This business is strategically aligned with international renewable energy funders and mandated to develop utility scale solar plants that are both grid connected and stand alone throughout Western Australia.
It's my aspiration to impart my knowledge wherever possible in this space to our Iwi and my Hapu as an option for commercial development of our Whenua.
Ko Whakatohea me Te Whanau a Apanui ōku iwi.
Ko Ngai Tamahaua, Ngāti Patumoana me Pakowhai ōku hapū
Maia has recently returned home from Wellington, and has experience working with Maori whenua owners achieve what they want to achieve on or through their whenua.
She is currently working with whenua owners on a project, Te Moana a Toi, getting them information about their whenua potential and into a position to make opportunities a reality.
Kim Douglas – No Big Fancy Title BUT a BIG HUGE heart and love for my Whānau & Hapū
Tōku Tipuna Koroua Ropiha Kurei
Ko Matiti te maunga
Ko Waioweka te awa
Ko Opeke te marae
Ko Ngāti Ira te hapū
Ko Irapuia te tipuna whare
Ko Te Whakatōhea te iwi
Ko Paulie raua ko Girlie Kurei oku matua
Ko Jason Kurei tōku tungane
Ko Kevin Douglas tōku totara
Ko Teyha raua ko Jayelle oku Putiputi
Ko Chakotay toku Tamatoa
Ko tōku whānau
We also have Te Ataahua Kingi who will be joining us on the panel.