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NGĀ KAIMAHI: OUR PEOPLE

 Te Ao Mārama has dedicated group of leaders. The Ngā Kaiwhakahaere (executive committee) fulfills both a leadership and management role. Successful nominees are confirmed at the Annual General Meeting and represent a range of oral health professionals from the sector.

Te Kairangi - Patron
Professor John Broughton  Ngai Tahu, Ngāti Kahungunu Ki Heretaunga

Kuia / Kaumātua
Dame Areta Koopu Te Aitanga a Hauiti, Ngāti Kahu ,          

 Ms Vicki Murray, Ngāti Pūkeko, Ngāti Awa, Te Whānau-a-Apanui, Ngāpuhi

Life members
Professor John Broughton Ngai Tahu,   Inez Kingi Ngāti Whakaue,    Mrs Astrid Tawhai Te Whānau-a-Apanui, Te Ehutu ,   

Dr Albert Kewene Tainui, Mrs Minnie McGibbon,   Mrs Christine Rimene, Mr Hunaara Kaa Ngātai Porou

He Kaiwhakaū

 The late Mr Pihopa Kingi

Kaiārahi  Ahurea -  Cultural Advisor

 Hone Hone Hurihanganui Ngāti Tahu, Ngāti Whaoa, Ngātai Porou, Ngāti Whakaue  

Ngā Mōkai O Ngā Whetū -  Ki Ōtākou Executive Committee, University of Otago

Ashley Howse Ngāi Tahu (BDS5 Student) - Tumuaki

Margaret-Rae Clark Ngāti Awa, Te Ātiawa (BDS5 Student)  - Tumuaki Tuarua

Tapekaoterangi Hakopa Ngāti Tuwharetoa, Kahungunu-Ki-Wairarapa, Kāi Tahu (BDS3 Student) - Kaituhi

Malcolm Doherty Kāi Tahu, Ngāti Raukawa, Kāti Māmoe, Waitaha (BDS3 Student) - Kaitiaki Putea

Natalia Pocklington Ngāpuhi (BDS5 Student) - Tumuaki

Ash Mason Kāi Tahu (BOH3) - BOH Kaiwhakahaere

Ki Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland University of Technology

Cat RoscoeTainui (BOH3) -  Tumuaki

Ngā Kaiwhakahaere   - Te Ao Mārama Executive Committee 

Leeann Waaka Ngāpuhi (Dental Therapist, Bay of Plenty DHB) Tumuaki

 Samuel (Sam) Carrington Te Arawa, Ngāti Pikiao  (Oral Health Therapist, Lecturer, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Otago)

  Dr Atamira Roa Waikato, Ngāti Maniapoto (Dentist, Rural Dental Services Limited)

Anne-Marie Maikuku Tainui (Oral Health Therapist,Waikato DHB)

Hatea Ruru Te Aitanga ā Mahaki,  Ngāti Maniapoto (Oral Health Promoter, Bay of Plenty DHB)

Ngā Kaiwhakahaere (The Executive Committee) are responsible for the activities of the roopu, setting the strategic direction of the organisation, managing resources and implementing all major initiatives. The executive committee also represents Te Ao Mārama on several influential oral health discussion panels, advisory boards and interest groups.

To contact the Executive Committee, please email  or post your correspondence to 13 Tawhara Place, Edgecumbe 3120.