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Governance Structure



An updated copy of the Constitution can be requested from the iwi office. Phone: 0800 524 864


  • Ko Kurupakiaka te hapu

  • Ko Taihoa te marae

  • Ko Takitimu te waka

  • Ko Ngāti Kahungunu te iwi

  • No Kirikiriroa e noho ana

  • Ko Eruera Beattie tōku ingoa


Profile (April 2022)

My career started in the building industry where I progressed through the necessary qualifications to gain membership to the NZ Institute of Building Inspectors. Over 15 years I served as a Building Inspector for several Local Authorities the latest being Waikato District Council. My role there was Group Manager Compliance.

In 2001 I was successful in gaining the position of Manager Māori Health Services for Waikato District Health Board. In that role I negotiated with the Ministry of Health to obtain funding that enabled the recruitment of a team that formed the first Māori Health Unit – Te Waka Hauora.

An achievement of note was the establishment of a Māori governance body for the DHB. This bought together prominent Māori representatives from Waikato, Maniapoto, Ngāti Haua, Tuwharetoa, Pare Hauraki. This was a significant achievement as the Waikato DHB was the first in the health sector to establish such a body that functioned effectively alongside the elected governance board.

I pride myself with leadership qualities based on my academic qualifications but also on good relationship development with both individuals and groups

I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree majored in Maori studies with Human Psychology as a supporting subject. I hold a NZ Certificate in Building construction. I am an ordained priest for Te Pihopatanga o Aotearoa Hāhi Mihingare

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