Our People.

Kingi Kiriona

Mana Whakahaere – Managing Director
TupuOra Education and Development Ltd.

Iwi: Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Ruanui, Ngāti Apa

Quals:  MA (with distinction), PG.Cert (Te Reo Māori), BA (Screen Media & Māori), BMPA, Te Toi Reo Māori (licensed Te Reo translator and interpreter), Te Panekiretanga

Other Roles

  • Māori Television Service, Board Director

  • Ministerial Appointee, Think Tank – Te Ahu o te Reo Māori, Te Kawa Matakura

  • Tutor, Te Iti Kahurangi Kapahaka

Te Waipounamu Teinakore

Mana Whakahaere – Managing Director
TupuOra Education and Development Ltd.

Iwi: Waikato, Ngāti Hauā

Quals:  MEd (with first class honors), PG. Dip (Literacy & Numeracy), B.Ed, BMPA, Te Panekiretanga

Other Roles

  • Mātanga (Principal Advisor), Te Hurihanganui

  • Chairperson, Te Iti Kahurangi Inc.

Jamie Lambert

Kaiwhakahaere – Whanaketanga (Business Development)

Iwi: Ngāti Porou, Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāpuhi

Quals: MPhil (First Class Honours, First Division), BA (Education & Māori), BMPA, PGDipArts (Education), Dip. Tertiary Teaching, Dip. Māori

Other Roles

  • Lead Programme Designer, Te Wānanga o Aotearoa

  • Māori Research and Capability Co-ordinator, Wintec

  • Former Chairperson, Te Iti Kahurangi Inc.

Tiare Kata Teinakore

Kaiwhakahaere Reo (Manager – Te Reo Māori)

Iwi: Waikato, Ngāti Hauā

Quals: MEd (First Class Honours), BA (Māori), Graduate Diploma (Teaching) BMPA, Te Panekiretanga

Other Roles

  • Tutor, Leader — Te Iti Kahurangi Kapahaka

  • Project Manager, Te Reo Māori, Ngāti Hauā Iwi Trust

Jessica Walker

Pou Ruruku (Project Manager) — Te Ahu O Te Reo Māori, Te Reo PD for teachers

Iwi: Waikato, Te Aupōuri

Quals: Masters of Teaching and Learning, BA (Tikanga & Te Reo Māori), BMPA, Diploma — Documentary Directing

Other Roles

  • Kaiako — Te Reo Māori, Ngā Puna o Waiōrea, Western Springs College

Paraone Gloyne

Pūkenga (Contractor), Te Ahu O Te Reo Māori

Iwi: Raukawa ki Wharepūhunga, Ngāti Maniapoto

Quals: Te Panekiretanga o Te Reo, B.A Māori

Other Roles

  • Tutor / Leader, Mōtai Tangata Rau Kapahaka

  • Chairperson, Tainui Waikato Cultural Trust

  • Tainui Delegate, National Board, Te Matatini

Beau Stowers

Contractor — Capability Development, Translation

Iwi: Te Rarawa, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Awa

Quals: Masters of Teaching and Learning, BMPA, Te Panekiretanga

Other Roles

  • Teaching Fellow, University of Waikato

Alex Hotere-Barnes

Pūkenga (Contractor), Te Ahu O Te Reo Māori

Iwi: Pākehā with affiliations to Mātaatua, Tainui and Te Tai Tokerau

Quals:  MA (Hons), Te Pīnakitanga ki te Reo Kairangi PhD candidate

Other Roles

  • Senior Researcher / Evaluator, Core Education

  • Accredited PLD Facilitator, Ministry of Education

  • Expert Partner, Kāhui Ako, Ministry of Education

Ngahuia Kopa

Pūkenga (Contractor) Te Ahu O Te Reo Māori

Iwi: Ngāti Raukawa

Quals: Bachelor of Teaching (Primary), Registered Teacher, Te Panekiretanga o Te Reo

Other Roles

  • Tutor / Leader, Mōtai Tangata Rau Kapahaka

  • Kaiako (Teacher), Ngā Purapura o Te Aroha Wharekura

Tokoaitua Winiata

Kaiwhakarite Hōtaka — Programme Developer (Contractor),
Te Ahu O Te Reo Māori

Iwi: Ngāti Raukawa, Toa Rangatira

Quals: Bachelor of Teaching, SenTe Panekiretanga

Other Roles

  • Kaiako (Teacher), Ngā Taiātea Wharekura

Jarred Boon

Pūkenga (Contractor), Te Ahu O Te Reo Māori

Iwi: Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Apakura

Quals: MMPD (First Class Hons), P.G Dip Int / Trans Māori (Distinction), Grad Dip Tch, Golden Key Society Member

Other Roles

  • Senior Lecturer — Toi-Ohomai Institute of Technology

  • Co-editor — He Puna Kupu He Manawa aa-Whenua

  • Former Chair — S.W.C.F.C Inc