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Megan Tunks

Te Whānau-a-Apanui, Te Whakatōhea

Kaiwhakahaere Matua
Chief Executive Officer


Ko Oariki te maunga
Ko Waipapa te awa
Ko Whitianga me Te Rere nga marae
Ko Te Whānau-a-Apanui me Whakatohea ōku iwi
Ko Te Whānau a Tutawake me Ngāti Patu, Ngāti Ngahere ōku hapu
Ko Megan Tunks tōku ingoa

Megan holds a Masters of Philosophy (Māori Health Education), a Diploma in Secondary Education and a Bachelor of Arts (Maori Studies). With over 20 years’ experience, Megan has worked for the Auckland DHB, Hapai Te Hauora Tapui and as a lecturer at Auckland University of Technology.

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Crystal Pekepo

Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Tāne and Ngāti Vara (Mangaia)

Kaiārahi
Community Research and Co-Design Specialist


Ko Kahuranaki, ko Rangimōtia ngā maunga
Ko Tukituki, ko Avarua ngā awa
Ko Takitimu, ko Rangimātoru ngā waka
Ko Ngāti Ngarengare te hapū
Ko Houngarea, ko Maruata ngā marae
Ko Ngāti Kahungunu, ko Ngāti Vara, ko Ngāti Tāne ngā iwi

Of Cook Island and Māori decent, Crystal has been working at Toi Tangata with a focus in Co-Design and Community research. She is a graduate of Te Wānanga o Raukawa, Poutuarongo Kawa Oranga degree and is currently completing a Diploma with Te Wananga o Raukawa in Kaitiakitanga Putaiao (Environmental studies).
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Darrio Penetito-Hemara

Ngāti Haua, Ngā Puhi

Kaiārahi
 Training and Development Specialist, Māori Education Settings


Ko Maungatautari me Whakatere nga maunga
Ko Waikato me Waima nga awa
Ko Tainui me Ngatokimatawhaorua nga waka
Ko Ngati te Oro me Te Mahurehure nga hapu
Ko Raungaiti me Otatara Nga marae
Ko Ngati Haua me Ngapuhi nga iwi
Ko Darrio Penetito-Hemara ahau

Darrio is a former student of Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Hoani Waititi who went on to graduate from Unitec Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Sport majoring in management. Darrio now works at Toi Tangata with a focus on the project He Pī Ka Rere.

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Erina Korohina

Ngāti Porou

Kaiārahi
Nutrition


Ko Maungakaka te maunga
Ko Orutua te awa
Ko Horouta te waka
Ko Ngāti Porou te iwi
Ko Te Whānau a Hunaara te hapu
Ko Matahi o te Tau te marae
Ko Erina Korohina ahau

Erina has been working as a public health practitioner since graduating from a BSc in Human Nutrition in 2006. Nine of those years were spent living and working in Tai Tokerau supporting the workforce development of the Maori nutrition and physical activity kaimahi and working on grassroots community development programmes.

Her passion is in food security and looking at food environments and how this can support our whanau to better access healthy nutritious kai.

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Fiona Wilson

Ngai Tahu, Ngati Tukorehe, Muaupoko

Kaitautoko
Business & Innovation Specialist


Ko Takatimu, ko Tainui, ko Kurahaupo nga waka
Ko Tapuae-o-Uenuku raua ko Tararua nga maunga
Ko Waiau toa, Ohau, Hokio nga awa
Ko Takahanga, Tukorehe raua ko Kohuturoa  nga marae
Ko Ngati Kuri, Tukorehe, Ngati Pariri nga hapu
Ko Ngai Tahu, Ngati Tukorehe, Muaupoko nga Iwi
Fiona provides Business and Innovation leadership and support to the Toi Tangata Team.
She has qualifications and experience in Business & Commerce, Strategic Leadership, Project & Contract Management, Governance and Finance.
Fiona is passionate about growing & realising the Social Entrepreneur opportunities and potential of Toi Tangata, enabling greater outcomes for Toi Tangata communities & whanau.
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Matire Seath

Ngāti Whatua

Kaiwhakahaere Umanga
Business and Financial Lead


Ko Tarawera te maunga
Ko Haranui te awa
Ko Mahuhu te waka
Ko Ngati Whatua ki Kaipara tonga te iwi
Ko Otakanini te hapu
Ko Otakanini te marae
Ko Matire tōku ingoa

Matire manages the financial accounts for the organisation along with the management and processing of payroll, and supporting our National Hui.

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Suaree Borell

NGĀTI RANGINUI, NGĀTI MANIAPOTO, SAMOAN

Kaihapai
Knowledge and Evaluation Specialist


Ko Mauao te Maunga
Ko Takitimu Ko Mataatua nga Waka
Ko Tauranga te Moana
Ko Ngati Ranginui, Ngati Maniapoto me Samoa toku Iwi
Ko Suaree Borell ahau

With nearly 14 years’ experience in designing and conducting research and evaluation programmes in the wider public service areas of health and education, Suaree brings a wealth of knowledge and research methods to Toi Tangata.  Her key interests include analysing Māori Public Health policy, reducing health inequity and supporting the growth of Maori evaluation practice.

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Toni Pivac

Ngāti Whātua, Te Rarawa, Ngāpuhi

Kaiārahi
Communications Adviser


Ko Tokatoka te maunga
Ko Wairoa te awa
Ko Mahuhu ki te Rangi te waka
Ko Oturei te marae
Ko Te Popoto te hapu
Ko Ngāti Whātua te iwi

Toni provides communications support by developing meaningful content and assisting with editing to add value to current and future communications of Toi Tangata. She holds a Bachelor of Communication Studies from AUT University.