Te Tari Mana Whakahaere Management - The Office


Kaiwhakahaere Pakihi | General Manager Business Services & Operations 

Kirsty Tamanui - Ngāti Porou, NgaAriki Kaiputahi

Kirsty joined the team in July 2017 as the interim Business Operations Manager to assist and support our staff with better business practice, management and operations oversight. 

Immediately prior to joining Taranaki Whānui, Kirsty was the Business Manager, Policy Partnerships for Te Puni Kokiri and brings with her 10 years of business management experience.


Pūtea Pae Whakahaere | Finance Manager

Willy Makea - Ngati Kahungunu

Willy joined the team in December 2016 and manages all financial activities of the Trust, and related commercial entities.

Born and bred in Hawke's Bay, Willy has iwi affiliations to Ngati Kahungunu. Willy is a recent graduate of Victoria University of Wellington (2014) where he majored in economics and finance. In his young career, Willy has also worked at the Treasury where he was a graduate analyst in the Education team.


Kaiwhakahaere | Administration Assistant

Marama Puketapu - Te Atiawa, Ngāti Ruapani ki Waikaremoana 

Marama was raised and currently resides in the papakāinga of Waiwhetu, Lower Hutt.  Having spent nine years with Te Rununga o Te Atiawa as PA/Administrator to the CEO, Executive and Trustees and 3.5 years as a Whānau Ora Navigator (Dip) in the Tamaiti Whangai and Te Pae Oranga team (NZ Police Iwi Community Panel).  Her former employment experience hails from Veterans Affairs, Work and Income and the NZ Army.

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