Ray Noonan, Chief Doris Bill of Kwanlin Dun 1st Nation Yukon, Alaska and Stephen Keung
Spreading the Whanau Tahi gospel around the world
If Whanau Tahi Director Steve Keung was getting paid by the kilometre, he’d be pulling in Microsoft founder Bill Gates salary.
But the thousands of kilometres travelled by Steve over the past few months is not for money but to advance the whanau and
Whanau Tahi, the IT solution developed by Waipareira.
Steve’s travels have taken him to Hawaii, San Francisco, Seattle (for a meeting with Microsoft executives), Nevada, the Yukon and Canada as well as Los
Angeles. That’s not including the thousands of kilometres driven throughout New Zealand.
And everywhere Steve goes, he’s been sharing Whanau Tahi to like-minded companies and Indigenous organisations. “I’m confident
we are on the right track,” Steve said.
He and Waipareira CEO John Tamihere were fortunate to be part of the 21-strong high level Maori Health and Social Services
delegation sponsored by Callaghan Innovation that visited the US in April.