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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, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Tamaterā

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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Matire Seath

Ngāti Whatua

Kaiwhakahaere Umanga
Finance and Business 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 leads the planning, organising, directing and monitoring of the financial and business activities such as procurement, contract funding, compliance and maximising the utilisation of assets & funds of the organisation. Matire applies general business management principles to financial resources of Toi Tangata.

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Sande Mareroa-Gates

Ngāti Huarere, Ngāti Porou

Kaiārahi
Nutrition


Ko Motutere tōku maunga
Ko Te Punga Punga tōku awa
Ko Whangapoua tōku turangawaewae
Ko Ngāti Huarere ki Whangapoua tōku iwi
Ko Hamiora Mangakahia rāua ko Meri Te Tai Mangakahia tōku mātua tipuna
Ko Nehe Rapata Wahawaha nō Whakatohea ki Harataunga rāua ko Winifred Mangakahia tōku mātua
Ko Peter Gates tōku hoa Rangatira
Ko Sande Mareroa-Gates tāku ingoa

Sande’s nutrition hīkoi began in the early 1990’s during the completion of her Naturopathic and Medical Herbalism Diploma with South Pacific College, and AUT Nursing Pathophysiology Level 1 & 2 qualifications. She has an extensive work history in the kaupapa of nutrition including assisting ringawera with nutritious, affordable and sustainable gardens and enjoyable kai choices for tamariki and their whanau.

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Toni Pivac

Ngāti Whātua, Te Rarawa, Ngāpuhi

Kaiārahi
National Communications Advisor


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.