Ko Waikato raua ko Mangawara ōku awa
Ko Tikapā raua ko Hokianga ōku moana
Ko Hapuakohe raua ko Whakatere ōku maunga
Ko Waiti raua ko Tuhirangi ōku marae
Ko Ngāti Makirangi raua ko Te Māhurehure ōku hapū
Ko Ngāti Paoa rātou ko Ngāti Whatua ki Ōrakei, Ko Ngāpuhi ōku iwi
Ko Leigh Takirau tōku ingoa
I started as Kaihautu Māori Manager for BLAKE in July 2020. Our team here at Blake are keen at looking at connecting with Iwi and supporting positive outcomes.
I previously worked for Te Puna Mātauranga ō Aotearoa ki Tāmaki Mākaurau providing reading, digital literacy advice resources to schools around the country. I continue my role as a Kaiako teaching Te Reo Māori and Tikanga within an Auckland school.
My passion has always been to work with our tamariki to help inspire leadership under the values of Te Ao Māori. Learning through the realms of Matauranga Māori to demonstrate Kaitiakitanga is to be sustainable for future generations.
“Whatungarongaro te tangata, toitū te whenua”
‘As people disappear from sight, the land remains’