Of Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Pare-te-kawa and Ngāti Ngutu descent, 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.
Of Tuhoe descent, Gaylene was appointed to Te Kahui Tumuaki in June 2008, Gaylene is actively involved with Te Upoko o te Ika Roopu and currently holds the position of Secretary. Gaylene comes from Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori office in her position as Personal Assistant to the Chief Executive. Gaylene has taken up a newly appointed challenge with Whānau Care Services, Wellington Hospital.
Of Kāi Tahu and Ngāti Mamoe descent, Victor was appointed onto Te Kahui Tumuaki in November 2011. Victor is an active member of Te Ora o Waihopai rōpū iti as well as a number of other kāpō consumer and general disability advocacy organisations.
Of Ngāpuhi descent, Stevie was appointed to Te Kahui Tumuaki as Treasurer at Hui a Tau 2005. Stevie was a member of Ngāti Kāpo ki Otautahi rōpu having held the positions of Treasurer and Vice Chairperson. Stevie is a keen sports enthusiast with particular interests in rugby, cricket and golf.
Of New Zealand descent Lance was appointed to Te Kahui Tumuaki in September 2013. 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.