Executive Members

 

 

Photo and Bio to come for Turia (Judy) Tihi

Turia Tihi – Waiariki Māori Womens Welfare League Patron

Whaea Turia was elected to the position of Waiariki Patron on 27 October 2018 at the Waiariki Annual General Meeting in Whakatāne.

Email contact: judie.turia@actrix.co.nz

Marie

Marie Stewart – Waiariki Māori Womens Welfare League Area Representative

Marie was elected to the Executive position of Area Representative for Waiariki on 27 October 2018 at the Waiariki Annual General Meeting in Whakatāne. She is the President of the Waimana Branch and a fluent speaker of Te Reo Māori, with a grounding in Tikanga and Kawa. Her grandmother held the last registration of the Waimana branch in the 1960’s. She is the founder of Te Kura Atuatiratanga in Partnership with Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu-Correspondence School. Marie is an independent business owner providing services such as A Kidz World Home Based Education Centre. She is an approved Vulnerable Children Oranga Tamariki caregiver and advocates for families in Health, Justice, Work and Income, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Social Development and Community Social Housing.

Email contact: stewartmarie1937@gmail.com

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Materoa Dodd – Waiariki Māori Womens Welfare League Regional President

Materoa was appointed as the Regional President for the Waiariki Region on 19 November 2017, re-elected as Regional President on the 27 October 2018 at the Waiariki Annual General Meeting in Whakatāne.  She is a member of the Wairaka Branch. Previously Materoa was the Area Representative for the Waiariki Region and was on the National Council of the League. She became a member of the league 10 years ago. Materoa holds various roles at governance level including: Social Sciences Commissioner with NZ National Commission for UNESCO, Council member of Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi, hapū representative on Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa and Chair of the Wharepaia Hapū Trust. Materoa has a strong presence within academia as a researcher and lecturer. She holds a Diploma Social Work, BA, MA, Sociology and Anthropology from Victoria University and was awarded a Distinguished Fellow in the Humanities for her outstanding contribution in that field.

Email contact: materoa@wairaka.co.nz

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Fiona Wiremu – Waiariki Māori Womens Welfare League Regional Treasurer

Fiona has been a member since 2013 and was re-elected to the position of Regional Treasurer (Waiariki) on the 27 October 2018 at the Waiariki Annual General Meeting in Whakatāne. She is the President of Te Ha o Hine-ngā-Aorere branch.  Her career is primarily within accounting and management having worked in the dairy and forestry industry, Chartered Accountancy firms, the Ministry of Justice and for 10 years within the Education sector. She is a lecturer of Indigenous Business and is engaged in research relating to Post-treaty Settlement. Fiona is the Chair of Te Puna Ora o Mataatua, a member of the Institute of Directors, member of Te Whakareia: Bay of Plenty Community Health Alliance (Board of Chairs) and a Director of a Medical Practice (GP). The aims and objectives of the league are essential in achieving the outcomes for those we serve.

Email contact: fkwiremu1@gmail.com

Photo and Bio to come for Anne Temara

Anne Temara – Waiariki Māori Womens Welfare League Regional Vice-President

Anne was elected to the Executive position of Waiariki Regional Vice-President on 27 October 2018 at the Waiariki Annual General Meeting in Whakatāne. 

Email contact: atemara@xtra.co.nz

Photo and Bio to come for Sheree McKenzie

Sheree McKenzie – Waiariki Māori Womens Welfare League Regional Secretary

Sheree was elected to the Executive position of Waiariki Regional Secretary on 27 October 2018 at the Waiariki Annual General Meeting in Whakatāne.

Email contact: sheree.mckenzienz@gmail.com