Tame Te Rangi

Tame Te Rangi (Ngāti Whātua, Ngāpuhi) is a representative of Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua, one of two signed iwi partners of Coastal People : Southern Skies. Tame Te Rangi is the current chair of the Kaipara Moana Remediation Joint Committee.  Tame provides tangata whenua advice to local government as well as Council Controlled organisations, […]

Mr Hoturoa Kerr

Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr (Tainui) is the captain of the oceangoing waka Haunui.  Hotu has been sailing around the Pacific for more than thirty-five years.  He paddles waka, sails waka, teaches waka.  In 2020 he was awarded Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to Māori and heritage commemoration. Hoturoa grew up with his […]

Prof Tracy McIntosh

Tracey McIntosh (Ngāi Tūhoe) is Professor of Indigenous Studies at Wānanga o Waipapa (School of Māori Studies and Pacific Studies) at the University of Auckland.  She is the Chief Science Advisor for the Ministry of Social Development and a Commissioner of Te Kāhui Tātari Ture: Criminal Cases Review Commission.  She was the former Co-Director of […]

Prof Richard Blaikie

Professor Blaikie is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research and Enterprise, and Professor in Physics, at the University of Otago. He received the B.Sc. (Hons) degree from the University of Otago, New Zealand, in 1988 and the Ph.D. degree in physics from the University of Cambridge, U.K., in 1992. For one year, he was a visiting scientist […]

Dr Paula Vivili

Dr Paula Vivili is the Deputy Director-General Science and Capability at the Pacific Community (SPC) – an inter-government organisation with 27 members: 22 Pacific Island Countries and Territories and five metropolitan members – Australia, France, New Zealand, UK, and USA.  He oversees SPC’s technical programmes including its Geoscience, Energy and Maritime Division.  Prior to this […]

Dame Susan Devoy

Dame Susan Devoy is one of New Zealand’s most celebrated sportswomen, as well as being a recognised volunteer and advocate.  Awarded a CBE and MBE she was made a Dame in 1998 for her services to sport in New Zealand.  These honours recognise her achievements as a world champion for four years, her work as […]

Tā Mark Solomon

Tā Mark Solomon is committed to the betterment of his iwi, kotahitanga for Māori and the wider well-being of people and the environment.  He is a strong advocate for the Māori economy and was instrumental in setting up the Iwi Chairs Forum (2005).  He was the elected Kaiwhakahaere (Chair) of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu […]