GOVERNANCE BOARD

Barbara Ball

CHAIRPERSON

Kaupeka ki runga, Kaupeka ki raro, Kui Kui Whiti Whiti ora. Ko Aorangi te Maunga Tapu, Ko Moawhango Rahi te Awa, Ko Moawhango te Marae, No Ngati Whitikaupeka ahau. Ko Taonui raua ko Rona Hera Martin Matana oku matua.

Iwi Representation:  Te Runanga o Ngati Whitikaupeka

Current governance roles

  • Te Runanga o Ngati Whitikaupeka – Delegate
  • Kaupeka Ki Runga Trust – Trustee and Finance Administrator
  • Joint Iwi Environmental Working Party – Convenor
  • Nga Puna Rau Rangitikei – Ngati Whitikaupeka representative
  • Mokai Patea Waitangi Claims Trust – Deputy Chair and TROWN delegate
  • Hauora a Iwi – Mokai Patea delegate
  • Whanganui Regional Health Network – Rangitikei iwi delegate
  • Taihape Health Limited – Director and Mokai Patea delegate

I was born and raised in Moawhango and raised under the mantle of Ngati Whitikaupeka. I am married, with four children three sons and a daughter; we have three daughter in laws and five beautiful grandsons with number six grandson on the way. My passion for whanau, hapu and iwi development has taken me on a number of journeys and this has helped me enhance my skills and experience in strategic “big picture” thinking, management systems and processes, policy development and administration.

I live locally in the rohe, have a wide circle of whanau, hapu and iwi connections internally to Mokai Patea and externally to our surrounding and neighbouring iwi and hapu. I am willing to bring my commitment, time, experience and skills to Nga Iwi o Mokai Patea Services Trust for the development and progress of our iwi stakeholders.

 

 

MARAEA BELLAMY

VICE CHAIR

I affiliate to iwi and hapu of Mokai Patea, Ngati Uenuku, Te Atihaunui-a-Paparangi and Te Aitanga A Mahaki through my father, Sonny Hiroa. I affiliate to Te Atiawa, Toa Rangatira and Ngati Tama through my mother, Una Hiroa.

Iwi representation: Te Runanga o Ngai Te Ohuake

Work experience

My work experience includes: health, education, central government policy, and organisation planning & performance. I worked as a RGON at Taihape Hospital from 1976 until my whanau shifted to Auckland in 1983. I worked at Middlemore Hospital and then for the Auckland Nursing Bureau while training as a primary school teacher.  I taught in South Auckland for five years before shifting to Wellington and returning to health. Since the 1990’s I’ve held senior management positions, first for Hutt Valley Health followed by the Ministry of Health and Te Puni Kokiri. Prior to shifting home I work as the Director Planning & Performance for Te Ohu Kaimoana, the Maori Fisheries Commission.

I left Taihape in 1983 and returned in 2013, after living in Auckland and Wellington. My whanau, whanau whanui, and my upbringing in Taihape, provided me with a strong set of values, and the passion and commitment to Iwi Maori, and for rural communities. My mother’s involvement with whakapapa, marae and hapu matters while living in Mokai Patea and then later with her own people and the Waiwhetu Treaty of Waitangi claims, rubbed off on me and hence my happy involvement with Mokai Patea iwi since my return.

 

 

TE RANGIANGANOA HAWIRA

TRUSTEE

Iwi Representation:  Te Runanga o Ngai Te Ohuake

Profile and Pepeha to come

ROBERT MARTIN

TRUSTEE

Ko Aorangi te maunga tapu, Ko Ruahine te Pae Maunga, Ko Rangitikei te Awa, Ko Rata te Marae, Ko Tamatereka te hapū, Ko Ngati Hauiti te Iwi.

Iwi Representation: Te Runanga o Ngati Hauiti

Work Experience: 

  • Hospitality,
  • Beef exporting,
  • Agriculture,
  • Contract management,
  • Asset management,
  • Procurement,
  • Logistics and Education,

I have a degree in Applied Business studies along with a Certificate of Contract management and Advanced Certificate in Adult Teaching. I have been General Manager for Te Maru o Ruahine Trust for the last 5 years working for my other Iwi connection of Ngati Hauiti.

I was born and raised in Moawhango and I am sincerely appreciative to of had a strong connection to our marae Ngati Whitikaupeka through the passion and drive from both my parents Taonui and Rona Hera Martin. I am also a Runanga delegate for Ngai Te Ohuake.

 

 

Barbara Thomason

TRUSTEE

Ko Aorangi te Maunga tapu. Ko Ruahine ngā Pae Maunga. Ko Rangitikei te awa. Ko Rata Te Marae. Ko Takitimu te Waka. Ko Tamatereka me Ruanga ngā hapū. Ko Ngati Hauiti te Iwi

Iwi Representation:  Te Runanga o Ngati Hauiti

Qualifications

  • Masters of Maori Studies,First class honours
  •  Bachelor of Education (Teaching) – Massey University
  • Registered Psychiatric Nurse- Porirua Hospital Board
  •  Registered Enrolled Nurse – Burwood Hospital, Christchurch

 Other Certificates

  • Te Korowai Aroha o Aotearoa – (He Pu Wānanga Qualifications Authority)
  • Adult Learner Course (He Tangata Matauranga) – The Adult and Community Education Association Aotearoa Association
  • Basic Business Course
  • Kaiako Otamakapua Kohanga-Reo

I am a self-motivated people focused person who has worked in education for the past seventeen years working in Kohanga Reo, Primary and secondary schools. I have a strong commitment to my iwi being a member of the Runanga of Ngati Hauiti, member of Rata Mārae committee, a Mārae Trustee, and Kai karanga. I have previous knowledge and experience in, health and disabilities support sectors advocating for clients. My most recent achievement was completing my Masters of Maori Studies. 

 

 

 

MIRIA WIPAKI

TRUSTEE

Ko Aorangi te Maunga, Ko Moawhango te Awa, Ko Whitikaupeka te Whare Tupuna, Ko Moawhango te Marae, Ko Ngati Whitikaupeka te Iwi.

Iwi Representation:       Te Runanga o Ngati Whitikaupeka

Work Experience:

I have worked in Maori education for 20 plus years in Te Kohanga Reo and Te kura Kaupapa Māori.

I was born and raised in Taihape on our family farm.  After the birth of our first child we moved to Palmerston North to pursue my passion and commitment to the revitalisation of Te Reo Māori me ona tikanga. It is a honour and a privilege that as a Ngati Whitikaupeka Runanga delegate I sit on the board of Mokai Patea Services. Naku te rourou nau te rourou ka ora ai te iwi.

 

DIANNE SAUNDERS

TRUSTEE

Iwi Representation: Te Runanga o Ngati Tamakopiri

Profile and Pepeha to come

KUIA BYFORD

Ko Aorangi toku Maunga, Ko Ngati Tamakopiri toku Iwi, Ko Opaea toku Marae. Ko Kuia McTaggart toku Whaea. Ko Kuia Whale toku ingoa.

Iwi Representation:  Te Runanga o Ngati Tamakopiri

Married to Joe Byford for 47 years, we have 6 daughters, 19 mokopuna and 2 great mokopuna. I was born in Taihape the youngest of the Horace and Kuia Whales 14 offspring. I have been involved with schools, sports clubs and the Cancer Society Committees. At present I am on the Opaea Marae Committee as the Treasurer and I am also on the committee at the Rangatira Golf Club. My interests are whanau and golf. I also have Ngai Tahu affiliation.