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


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.


Phone: 0800 770 990

Nigel Ngahiwi

Vice President


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.


Phone: 0800 770 990

Lance Girling Butcher

Executive Member


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.


Phone: 0800 770 990

Raewyne Lovich

Executive Member


Raewyne is of Ngapuhi and Ngāti Whatua descent. 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.


Phone: 0800 770 990

Poihaere Morris

Executive Member


Poihaere is of Ngati Awa descent. She is a fluent speaker of Te Reo Māori and can support, inspire and contribute a Tikanga perspective. As a Tangata Whaikaha, she has a thorough understanding of what it’s like living with an impairment. She has experience on the UNCRPD which keeps tabs on Government to ensure policy is followed correctly for the Rights of people with Disabilities. She has Governance and Strategic, Business Planning and Goal setting.


Phone: 0800 770 990