Te Kahui Tumuaki Profiles

Kāpō Māori Aotearoa is governed by Te Kahui Tumuaki (National Executive Board), which is accountable to Tangata members for providing Strategic Leadership of the organisation.


Te Kahui Tumuaki members are elected at the General Meeting.

If you would like to talk with a board member, please contact 0800 770 990 or email info@kapomaori.com

Gaylene Te Rauna

President


I te taha o taku papa
Ko Waiapu te awa
Ko Hikurangi te maunga
Ko Ngati Porou te iwi

I te taha o taku mama
Ko Manawa-a-hiwi te awa
Ko Whakaipu te te maunga
Ko Ngati Tawhaki te hapu
Ko Tuhoe te iwi

Ko wai au? Ko Gaylene Te Rauna taku ingoa.

I grew up in Ngaputahi, in the Urewera National Park. I worked for the NZ Childcare Association in Rotorua and transferred to Wellington in 1993. During this time I have worked for a number of organisations including NZEI Te Riu Roa, Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori, Whanau Care Services (C&CDHB) as PA/EA and administrator.

My greatest achievement was raising my son on my own (with support from the whānau), who is now 23 years old. In 2018 I returned to my turangawawae, Ngaputahi, to help care for my mum.

I have been a member of Tumuaki since 2008 when I was asked to attend a hui to "come see what they did". At Biennial Conference 2017, I was elected President of Kāpō Māori Aotearoa NZ Inc. I will endeavour to do the best that I can as President, for the membership and kāpō Māori.


Phone: 0800 770 990

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Nigel Ngahiwi

Vice President


Ko Pirongia rāua ko Kakepuku ngā maunga
Ko Waipa rāua ko Puniu ngā awa
Ko Maniapoto te iwi
Ko Ngāti Ngutu rātou ko Ngāti Koroki, ko Ngāti Pare-te-kawa ngā hapū
Ko Mangatoatoa rātou ko Pūrekireki, ko Marokopa, ko Te Kopua ngā marae
Ko Ripeka taku hoa rangatira
E toru ngā māua tamariki, ko Tukotahi te mātāmua, ko Kohutūroa te pōtiki, ko Leah ki wainganui
Ko Nigel Ngahiwi taku ingoa.

Nigel has been a member of Te Kahui Tumuaki since 2001. Nigel has a Bachelor of Literary Performing Arts, Diplomas in Te Reo Māori and Māori and Management and is currently studying for a Masters in Matāuranga Māori. Music, Māori performing arts, education and tinkering with electronic gadgets are among Nigel's other interests.


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Lance Girling Butcher

Executive Member


E nga mana, e nga reo, e ngaa maatau waka.
Tēnā koutou tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa.
Te whare e tuu nei, te marae i waho nei tēna kōrua.
Te hunga mate, te hunga ora.
Tēnā koutou tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa.

Ko Lance Girling-Butcher taku ingoa.
Ko Taranaki taku maunga.
Ko Te Huatoki taku awa.
Ko te Tai o Rehua taku moana.
Ko Akarana taku uukaipoo.
Ngā mihi nui, te rohe o Te Taitokerau.

E noho ana au ki Ngaamotu.
Taku Elli taku rangatira.
Ko Yogi taku oko kare.

Waiata.
Te aroha.
Te whakapono.
Me te rangimarie, tātou tātou e.

No reira, Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa.

Lance was appointed to Te Kahui Tumuaki in September 2013 and is now in his third term. Lance, a former newspaper editor and District Council member lives in New Plymouth with his wife Ali and guide dog, Yogi. Lance is an active member of Te Irirangi Kapo Tangata rōpu iti and a number of other kāpō, disability and able-bodied local community committees.


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Raewyne Lovich

Executive Member


Ko TokaToka toku maunga
Ko Wairoa toku awa
Ko Māhuhu-ki-te-Rangi toku waka
Ko Ngā Puhi/ Ngāti Whātua toku iwi
Ko Te Kuihi toku hapu
Ko Te Houhanga a Rongo toku marae
Ko Raewyne Lovich toku ingoa

Raewyne joins Te Kahui Tumuaki with over 25 years in Governance. In her former role as Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive of the Blind Foundation and the Board, she has experience in board elections and strategic planning. She is passionate in working with blind and vision impaired kāpō members and believes she can put her experience to the benefit of Kāpō Māori Aotearoa.


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Poihaere Morris

Executive Member


Ko Mataatua te waka
Ko Putauaki te maunga
Ko Rangitaiki ko Ohinemataroa nga awa
Ko Ngati Awa ko Tuhoe nga iwi
Ko Nga Maihi ko Te Tawera ko Pukeko nga hapu
Ko Poihaere ahau
Tihei Mauri Ora

​Poihaere is of Ngati Awa descent and was raised by her grandparents in Te T​eko, a small settlement in the Bay of Plenty.

She is involved in her community at a grassroot level, an active member in her roles as trustee on Pou Whakaaro, a founding member of Eastbay Timebank, an active member of several environmental/sustainable/organic groups and member of her Nga Maihi hapu.

Nationally, Poihaere is also a member of the Te Pou Moderation Funding Panel which meets twice a year and just recently elected on to the Executive Board of Kaapo Maori.

In 2010, Poihaere along with Nigel Ngahiwi and other people with disabilities, were the initial NZ Monitors of the UNCRPD group trained by Dr Marciaa Rioux of Canada.


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