Chief Executive Officer
Te Runanga A Iwi O Ngapuhi
June 2004 - December 2010 (6 years)
Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi-O-Ngāpuhi is the organisation that works on behalf of all Ngāpuhi to promote the interests and aspirations of our people everywhere.
The Rūnanga’s role is to lead the cultural, social and economic growth of Ngāpuhi, Aotearoa’s biggest Iwi.
It reaches across Northland, strengthening our Hapū and up-grading our marae. We provide scholarships, discretionary and sponsorship funding, as well as financial and other support for Hapū development.
Rūnanga subsidiary Ngāpuhi Iwi Social Services - one of Aotearoa’s larger providers - touches and improves the lives of thousands of Ngāpuhi whānau and tamariki. Its programmes and skilled workers support the social upliftment of our communities.
The Rūnanga takes a leadership role in ensuring Ngāpuhi are heard and have influence in every facet of the nation’s life.
From resource management and Māori water rights, to the review of Aotearoa’s constitution, to Northland economic summits, local government representation, the Iwi Chairs Forum and Government select committees … the Rūnanga proudly represents the interests of Ngāpuhi at these and many other fora.
Education and Ngāpuhitanga have been identified as a Rūnanga cornerstone, as we strive towards rangatiratanga. A proposed Ngāpuhi Education Authority will advance this important work.
Charged with protecting and growing our core assets – including our fisheries interests – is the Rūnanga’s subsidiary Ngāpuhi Asset Holdings Company, which provides the essential revenue streams the Rūnanga needs to deliver programmes to Ngāpuhi.