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Te Whānau O Waipareira Trust Board Members 2013-2014

 

Raymond Hall

Chairperson: Raymond Hall, Ngati Whatua, Ngapuhi Nui Tonu
Raymond is passionate about everything he does whether, its work, sport, life or social responsibilities. Since 2000 he has worked at the coal face as a Kaiwhakarite at the Mason Clinic Forensic Psychiatry Services, where he still works today. Graduating in 2001 with a National Accreditation in Mental health and Community Services, Raymond has also gained a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management and is working towards a Masters in Business Management. Study was put on hold following the birth of his third child but he plans on completing his degree shortly. As a sportsman, Raymond played senior rugby league in New Zealand before reaching the pinnacle and playing for the Canberra Raiders in he NRL (Winfield Cup). He has since gone on to a successful coaching career at senior level in New Zealand, and has also completed coaching modules here and in Australia. Coaching the Auckland Jnr Vulcans U17.

   

Deputy Chair: Evelyn Taumaunu, Ngāti Mahanga and Ngāti Raukawa
A founder of Te Whānau O Waipareira Trust and long standing board member. Has lived in West Auckland since 1971. A member of the Waitemata DHB Maori Health Gain Advisory Committee.

Stephanie Harawira

Secretary: Stephanie Harawira
Born and raised in the rohe of Waipareira. Stephanie’s passion is "her whanau" and " community". A mum of five, Stephanie’s work has been widely recognised with a Local Hero's award and was also a New Zealander of the Year finalist. A Justice of the Peace, Marriage Celebrant, and an executive member of Ezekiel 33 Trust and Ngapuhi Ki Waitemata Takiwa.

Rocky Tahuri

Treasurer: Rocky Tahuri, Pourangi – Ngati Porou
For the last 17 years Rocky has been involved with Waipareira, as an employee, whanau member and now Board member. What attracted her to Waipareira was the importance in contributing to the improvement for the wellbeing of whanau and the community. She says Waipareira is a catalyst for other organisations to ‘bench mark off’ and looks beyond the horizon and strives to provide all Maori Providers with the knowledge that Maori can achieve. She has a background in Maori Health, Sport and Recreation, Event Management and Business Management.

Anaru Martin

Anaru Martin, Ngāti Whātua
A teacher at Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Hoani Waititi Marae. Also a teacher of Te Reo at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa. A trustee since 2010.

Brian O’Shea

Phil Paki, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Ueoneone

Kaumātua and new Waipareira Board member Phil Paki has been a fighter all his life. Whether it was in the jungles of Borneo or standing up for our people maligned by the court system, Papa Phil believes in fairness and justice for all. So at the tender age of 70, you’d think it was about time he put his feet up, but that’s not about to happen. Phil said he didn’t stand for the Board to become the kaumātua, though he obviously earns that by right. Instead, he wants to ensure the organisation is delivering on its kaupapa of advancing whānau.

 “I bring, to the board, a commitment to empower whānau to bring more unity together, not only between Whānau Waipareira and Hoani Waititi Marae but also between these two entities and the wider community. I want to let all whānau know the resources, programmes and services are available to them through Waipareira

and Hoani Waititi Marae. I also want to work together with the board to form safer communities overall from our mokopuna to our kaumātua.”             

Jarred (Bumpa)Taumaunu Ngāti Konohi / Ngāti Porou / Tainui

Jarred (Bumpa) Taumaunu has Waipareira running through his veins. His mum Evelyn is among the founding members of Te Whānau O Waipareira, and a long standing Board member. His dad, Jack Taumaunu, is Chairman of the Waitemata Māori Wardens. Now Bumpa has joined Evelyn on the new-look Waipareira Trust Board and is one of the youngest to be elected. Bumpa – named after detective sergeant Bumper Morgan from the 1980s film The Blue Knight - is looking forward to the challenge and responsibility being a Board member brings. "We need to mentour and nurture our rangatahi to be strong, be confident and stand up for themselves. I don't mean for them to be a tough-guy by being aggressive either, but I want them to feel empowered to say no to being pushed around by others and I want them

to build the confidence to be something great! I am new to this role, but my passion and commitment is strong.  With the support, I will be able to implement change for the betterment of our rangatahi!”

                     

Moyna Grace

Moyna Grace
Born in Rotorua but raised in West Auckland. The eldest daughter of 10 to James and Bubbles Grace. A mother of 4 children and nana to 4. Totally passionate about Te Whanau O Waipareira. Started training in the 1990's, which led to full time employment and now a member of the Board of Trustee's. Working for ETHC as Admin/Receptionist for a Ranui Family Practice. “My priority is helping our people access the best service available.”

Clint Rickards

Clint Rickards, Waikato-Tainui, Maniapoto
Serving Member on Tainui Tribal Parliament Te Kauhanganui, Treaty Negotiator. A former Assistant Commissioner of the New Zealand Police. Admitted to the Bar in 2008, and Barrister at the Auckland High Court. Clint started a strategic advisory role with Waipareira in 2009. He completed his role as Kaiwhakahaere of Waipareira in September 2011.

Dame June Mariu

Honorary Board Member: Dame June Mariu, Te Whanau-a-Aapanui
Knighted in the 2012 Queens Birthday Honours - for community services. Dame June has been the National President of the Maori Women's Welfare League, a Chairwoman of the Te Whanau O Waipareira, and a member of the Treaty of Waitangi Fisheries commission, a teacher at Rutherford College in Te Atatu, and a New Zealand Netball captain.

John Tamihere

Chief Executive Officer: John Tamihere, Ngati Porou, Whakatohea and Tainui, Irish and Scottish.
Graduated with a Law and Arts degrees from Auckland University before starting work for the Department of Maori Affairs and Maori Land Court. Became CEO of Waipareira Trust in 1991 and in 1999 entered Parliament where he was Chairman of the Maori Select Affairs Committee and also a member of the high powered Finance and Expenditure Select Committee. In 2002 appointed Minister of Small Business, Minister of Youth Affairs, Minister of Statistics and Minister for Land Information as well as Associate Minister of Maori Affairs. After Parliament JT returned to lead Te Whanau O Waipareira Trust out of major financial ruin. Accomplished that through prudent management to ensure its future. He co-hosts a nationwide talkback radio show and also fronts a TV show Think Tank Show. Named Person of the Year by the Sunday Star Times, New Zealander of the Year by North & South magazine and Man of the Year by Metro magazine.