Inspiring change for Tamariki

Our Board

Professor Kuni Hineatauira Jenkins

Ngāti Porou (PhD)

Dr Jenkins is a Professor and Dean at Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi where she specialises in the field of education and research and especially in the education of women. She is widely published in cross-cultural and historical education; particularly Māori education. Her life had been devoted to furthering education as a teacher in rural and urban schools and at tertiary level.

  • PhD – University of Auckland, 2000
  • Master of Arts – M.A. (Hons) Second Class, University of Auckland, 1991.
  • Bachelor of Arts – B.A. (Māori Studies, Education), University of Auckland, 1989.
  • Teachers Training Certificate – T Cert, Wellington Teachers Training College, 1964.
  • Professor of Undergraduate Studies, Tāmaki Makaurau
  • Monitor for TRB of Te Wānanga Takiura (KKM) teacher education programme (current).
  • 2008-2010: Director of Indigenous Research Institute (IRI).
  • 2007: Interim CEO of Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi.
  • 2004-2008: Deputy CEO of Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi.
  • 2002: Director of Māori Teacher Education, School of Education, Auckland University.
  • 2002-2003: Assistant Dean Māori, Faculty of Arts, Auckland University.
  • 2012: Chairperson of Te Kahui o Mana Ririki – violence-free whānau for 0-5 year olds.
  • 2012: Chairperson Te Mana Ririki Māori Charitable Trust.
  • 2012: Nominated advisor on Māori education to Te Kaea and Māori Television.
  • Past member General Synod the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia
  • 2012: Ngā Kupu Ora Māori Book Awards – Joint Winner Non-Fiction section – Jones, A., & Jenkins, K. (2011). Words Between Us: He Kōrero – First Māori-Pākehā Conversations on Paper. Wellington, New Zealand: Huia Publishers.
  • 2012 Copyright Licensing New Zealand’s 2012 Educational Publishing Awards.  Joint winner of Best Book in Higher Education Publishing – Jones, A., & Jenkins, K. (2011). Words Between Us: He Kōrero – First Māori-Pākehā Conversations on Paper. Wellington, New Zealand: Huia Publishers.
  • 2001: NZARE Award Te Tohu Pae Tawhiti for Best Māori Research.
  • 2000 Chancellors Award for Best PhD thesis in Faculty of Arts, University of Auckland.

Ratapu Hori Awa

Tainui (MNZM)

Hori has extensive experience in iwi and community development spanning 30 years, and is currently involved in tribal governance with Tainui. For 22 years Hori has been CEO of Waahi Whanau Trust which is the largest Māori provider of health, educational, social and employment contracts in Waikato.


CEO at Waahi Whaanui Trust

  • Te Iwi o Waikato representative on the Waikato District Health Board Iwi Māori Council
  • member of the Tangata Whenua Community Sector Taskforce
  • co-chair of the Kia Tutahi Steering group.
  • chair of Nga Rangatahi o Manamotuhake
  • 2003-2007 Chair, Waikato Community Trust
  • member of the Council for Socially Responsible Investment
  • 1990-1998 member, Waikato Conservation Board

2011 Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM)

Naida Glavish

Ngāti Whātua, Ngā Puhi (ONZM, JP)

Naida is a highly respected Iwi and Community Leader. Naida is a fluent bi-lingual speaker, has proven ability to link government initiatives and community expectations, maintains a strong involvement in the Iwi Leaders Forum, has had an extensive involvement in change management processes, has strong interpersonal skills and a proven history for obtaining excellent outcomes for Māori.

  • Chief Advisor Tikanga/General Manager Māori, He Kamaka Waiora, Māori Health, of the District Health Boards for Auckland and Waitemata.
  • President of the Māori Party
  • Senior Te Reo Māori Teacher
  • Commissioner on the Treaty of Waitangi Fisheries Commission
  • Deputy Chairperson of Te Whanau o Waipareira Trust
  • Chair of Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua
  • member of the Iwi Leaders Forum, responsible for Whānau Ora
  • member of Ministerial Whanau Ora Partnership Group

2011 ONZM services to Māori and the community