Rahui Papa (Chairman) Poohara Marae
Rahui has represented Poohara Marae in Te Kauhanganui since its inception. He has a background in education and is chairman of both the Tainui Teachers Association and the National Secondary Schools Kapa Haka board. Rahui is currently a co-chair of the Ngaati Korokii Kahukura Trust and a former director of TGH.
Tukoroirangi Morgan (Kaahui Ariki representative)
Tukoroirangi is the Kaahui Ariki representative on Te Kauhanganui and Te Arataura. From 2006-2012 he was chair of Te Arataura and co-negotiator on the historical Waikato River Claim. He is one of the inaugural co-chairs of the Waikato River Authority and has been a journalist, broadcaster, Member of Parliament and Crown advisor on treaty settlements.
Tipa Mahuta (Deputy Chairman) Waahi Paa
Tipa is in her third term as a member of Te Kauhanganui. Her background is in education, policy and research and she has held a number of governance roles for a range of entities including the Waikato Conservation Board, past director of TGH and Te Reo Irirangi o Tainui. Tipa is a passionate advocate for rangatahi-centred development and provides mentoring and coaching to support this kaupapa. She is the current Deputy Chair of the Waikato Regional Council.
Tom Roa (Negotiator) Puurekireki Marae
Tom has represented Puurekireki Marae in Te Kauhanganui since its inception. He is a past member of Te Arataura, having served on the executive from 2000–2005, before returning in 2011. Tom is also a former chairman of Te Kauhanganui and served in that role from 2006-2010. He is also a Justice of the Peace and a lecturer at the University of Waikato.
Kiingi Porima, Waipapa Marae
Kingi is a past chairman of Te Arataura and former director of TGH, and has been a member of Te Kauhanganui since 2000. He has a background in forestry and is a past advisor to Te Ruunanga o te Ika Whenua River Claim. Kingi is the tribe’s representative on the Tainui Waka Alliance.
Rukumoana Schaafhausen, Rukumoana Marae
Rukumoana is in her fourth term as a member of both Te Kauhanganui and Te Arataura. She has a background in commercial and corporate law, and is a past director of TGH and a current director of Genesis Energy Ltd and Regional Facilities, Auckland.
Hemi Rau, Te Kotahitanga Marae
Hemi was elected to the inaugural Te Kauhanganui in 1999. He served as deputy chairman of Tekaumaarua (now Te Arataura) from 2000-2002 and was re-elected to the executive in 2011. Hemi is a former chief executive officer of the Waikato Raupatu Lands Trust, having filled that role from 2002-2009. Hemi is also a director of TGH.
Paki Rawiri, Te Awamaarahi Marae
Paki has previously worked within the tribe’s fishing interests and was appointed general manager of the tribe’s two commercial fishing entities in 1999. He has worked with Te Ohu Kaimoana in Wellington and, since 2008, has worked as a consultant in the area of iwi and Maaori development. Paki continues to work with iwi organisations and holds directorships on a number of commercial iwi-owned companies. Paki is also a director of TGH.
Marae Tukere, Tuurangawaewae Marae
Marae is a first term member of Te Kauhanganui and Te Arataura. Her professional career includes 20 years at the Maaori Land Court. From 2006-2011 she was manager of the Waikato-Tainui Tribal Development Unit before accepting a position as Iwi and Community Partnerships Manager, Waikato District Council, with a focus on implementing the Joint Management Agreement with Waikato-Tainui.
Sonny Wilson, Hukanui Marae
Sonny is in his fourth term as a member of Te Arataura. His background includes management experience in both the public and private sectors within the area of social services. Sonny is chairman of the Waikato-Tainui Games, the Tainui Sports Awards and Tainui Touch, and former director of TGH.
Hoki-Mai Chong, Rereteewhioi Marae
Hoki-Mai is serving his first term on Te Arataura. He has a Master of Public Administration (Executive) from Victoria University and has worked extensively in government in various legal and policy roles. Hoki-Mai is the current Chief Advisor to the Chief Executive of Te Puni Kookiri.