Team Profiles

The Operational Team are responsible for the day to day activities of the Society.


Please feel free to contact us with any enquiry about services, events or to become a member of our network.

Chrissie Cowan

Chief Executive Officer


Of Ngāti Kahungunu and Ngāti Porou descent

Ko Kahuranaki te maunga
Ko Tuki Tuki te awa
Ko Poukawa te waiu
Ko Kahurānaki te marae
Ko Te Rangikoianake te hapu
Ko Te Whatuiapiti te tangata
Ko Takitimu te waka
Ko Ngāti Kahungunu te iwi
Ko Christine Cowan toku ingoa


Phone: 0800 770 990

Email

Adele Vukula

Executive Assistant


Of Ngāti Kahungunu descent.

Ko Kahuranaki te maunga
Ko Kahuranaki te marae
Ko Poukawa te roto
Ko Takitimu te waka
Ko Te Whatuiapiti te hapū
Ko Ngāti Kahugnunu te iwi
Ko Gary Pattison toku papa
Ko Peata Margaret Katherine Munro toku mama
Ko Adele Vukula taku ingoa No Heretaunga ahau

From Hastings, joined Kāpō Māori Aotearoa in 2014 as Executive Assistant. Previously worked in Administration at the Eastern Institute of Technology since 1999.


Phone: 0800 770 990

Email

Janene Tihema

Administration Support


Of Ngāti Kahungunu descent.

Ko Tākitimu te waka
Ko Tamatea Arikinui te tangata
Ko Kahuranaki te maunga
Ko Ngaruroro te awa
Ko Takaparata te taniwha
Ko Kārewarewa te manga roa
Ko Hikawera te tuarua te wharenui
Ko HInetemoa te wharekai
Ko Ngāti Rāhunga i te rangi, ko Ngāti Poporo ngā hapū
Ko Ihaka Kāpō te urupā

No Korongota toku Pāpā, No Ruatorea toko Māmā
Ko Janene Tihema toku ingoa

Began volunteer mahi at Kāpō Māori Aotearoa in 2016 and joined formally in April 2017, offering administration support in the National Office.


Phone: 0800 770 990

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Hannah Pascoe

Tangata Whaikaha Kaimahi (Hapori Māori)


Of Ngāi Tahu descent.

Ko Aorangi te maunga
Ko Waihopai te awa
Ko Takitimu te waka
Ko Murihiku te Marae
Ko Ngāi Tahui, Kati Mamoe me waitaha nga iwi
Ki te taha toku mama Lea Ryan
Ki te taha pakeha toku papa Alan Pascoe
Ko Hannah Pascoe toku ignoa
No Murihiku ahau
Nga mihi nui kia koutou katoa

From Invercargill, have been apart of Kāpō Māori Aotearoa NZ for over 10 years. Firstly, as a kāpō Rangatahi member in 2007 then as a whānau researcher for the Accessing Opthalmologist Services for kāpō Māori under 21 research project in 2010. Since 2012 until now my role has been a Māori community disability field worker where I have been
fortunate enough to support many new and recent members around the country.


Phone: 0800 770 990

Email

Horiana MacGregor

Tangata Whaikaha Kaimahi (Hapori Māori)


Of Ngati Kahungunu, Ngati Raukawa me Cook island descent

Ko Kahuranaki me Tararua nga maunga
Ko Ngaruroro me Hokio nga awa
Ko Takitimu me Tainui nga waka
Ko Ngāti Kahungunu me Ngāti Raukawa nga iwi
Ko Ngāti Hinemanu, Upokoiri me Ngāti Pareraukawa nga Hapu
Ko Omahu me Ngatokowaru nga Marae
Ko Horiana MacGregor taku ingoa
Toko toru tamariki ahau.
Ko Georgia, Ko Ciara, Ko Kanoa ratou Ko Leila aku tamariki
Tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa.

Joined Kāpō Māori Aotearoa in June 2015 as a Māori community disability field worker. Previously worked for Ministry of Health, Māori Health Directorate, Ministry of Justice, Department of Internal Affairs and Te Puni Kokiri Takitimu/Tauranga Moana.


Phone: 0800 770 990

Email

Delayne Tutemahurangi

Tangata Whaikaha Kaimahi (Hapori Māori)


Of Ngāti Tuwharetoa, Taunui and Te Whanua a Apanui descent.

Ko Tongariro te maunga
Ko Whanganui te awa
Ko Te Arawa te waka
Ko Ngati Tuwharetoa te iwi
Ko Ngati Manunui te hapu
Ko Taumaihoirongo te marae
Ko Kea a Moengaroa Mahu toku kaumatua
Ko Delayne Tutemahurangi ahua

Based in Auckland, Delayne is a recent addition, joining Kāpō Māori Aotearoa in March 2017.


Phone: 0800 770 990