Meet the Team at Toi Tangata

Megan Tunks

Kaiwhakahaere Matua

Te Whānau-a-Apanui, Te Whakatōhea

With over 20 years’ experience, Megan has a background in the public health sector having previously worked for the Auckland DHB and Hapai Te Hauora Tapui as well as spending time earlier in her career as a lecturer of the Bachelors of Health Promotion at the School of Health, Auckland University of Technology.

She holds a number of educational qualifications including a Masters of Philosophy (Māori Health Education) with First Class Honours, a Diploma in Secondary Education and a Bachelor of Arts (Maori Studies).

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Callie Corrigan

BSPE xSC, PGDipSP ExSc Sports and Science, MSc Masters of Science

Kaiārahi Matua - Programmes Manager

Ngāti Kahu

Ko Tokerau te Moana
Ko Maunga Taniwha te Maunga
Ko Ngati Kahu te Iwi
Ko Ngati Tara me Whanau Moana nga Hapu

Nga mihi ki a koutou,

I have been pretty fortunate to grow and learn in the Māori physical activity and nutrition sector over the past 15 years within the RST world, within Māori Health Providers at home, and within tertiary institutes. Still learning but love working within the Hauora sector and ensuring we keep it real.

Contact: callie@toitangata.co.nz

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Rawiri Wharemate

Cultural Advisor

Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Porou, Tainui, Ngāti Pūkenga

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Matire Seath

Kaiwhakahaere Umanga – Finance and Business Lead

Ngāti Whatua

Matire manages the financial accounts for the organisation along with the management and processing of payroll. She also supports one of our Service Delivery Programmes and our National Hui (Hui-ā-Tau).

Contact: matire@toitangata.co.nz

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Darrio Penetito-Hemara

BSp Sports Management

Kaiārahi - Training and Development Specialist, Māori Education Settings

Ngāti Haua, Ngā Puhi

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

Mauri ora kia tatou katoa.

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 with us at Toi Tangata with He Pī Ka Rere.

Contact: darrio@toitangata.co.nz

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Crystal Pekepo

Kaiarahi - Community Research & Co-design specialist

Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Tāne and Ngāti Vara (Mangaia)

Heretaunga Haukū Nui
Heretaunga Ararau
Heretaunga Haaro o te Kaahu
Heretaunga Takoto noa

Nau mai, hoki mai Crystal Pekepo.

Crystal Pekepo is a current tauira at Te Wānanga ō Raukawa and is in her last year in Poutuarongo Kawa Oranga. Crystal was one of two students who undertook the 10 week 2015/16 internship at Toi Tangata. She enjoys working alongside communities promoting kaupapa Māori approaches to improve health and wellbeing. Crystal aims to continue engaging whānau in physical and nutritional activity through the Atua-Matua framework redefining our way of thinking to reflect the pursuit of Atua and Whakapapa first. You can often catch her and her whānau in Waiwhetu leading Uekaha Aotearoa, formerly known as Haka Fit.

Contact: crystal@toitangata.co.nz

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