Te Ara Toiora
Ko Tākitimu te waka
Ko Ngāti Kahungunu te iwi
Ko Ngāti Papatuamaro te hapū
Ko Kahuranaki raua ko Houngarea nga marae
Ko Tukituki te awa
Ko Whānui Hape raua ko Reuma Tamihana ōku mātua
Ko Chrissie Hape ahau
Chrissie is the Chief Executive for the Iwi office and also responsible for the development and implementation of the shared workplan between Child Youth and Family and Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi that will lead to the repatriation of our mokopuna.
Chrissie was appointed CEO in 2017 and her role includes overseeing the Te Ara Toiora mahi of the iwi.
Te Ara Toiora Secondments
The management structure has evolved over the years as Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated has continued to increase the capacity in the office. Since 2018 the iwi has built relationships with regional and national government agencies to increase opportunities for secondments to work unitedly towards achieving outcomes for whānau development. The following are a team of iwi workers and secondees working in partnership with Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated to support the Te Ara Toiora - Well-being aspirations which is healthy strong vibrant whānau, hapū, iwi.
Ki te taha o toku papa
Ko Ata Patuhoe Kara toku papa
Ko te Matau O Maui te whare tipuna
Ko Ngāti Hawea te Hapu
Ko Ngāti Kahungunu te Iwi
Ki te taha o toku mama
Ko Ripeka Maihi toku mama
Ko Whakatere te Maunga
Ko Taheke te Awa
Ko Tahekeroa te Marae
Te Mahurehure te Hapu
Ko Ngapuhi te Iwi
Ana Carroll is the Iwi Partnerships, Senior Advisor for the organisation. Ana will focus on the iwi’s relationship with regional and national government agencies to increase opportunities to work unitedly towards achieving the aspirations of the ‘Te Ara Toiora-wellbeing’ strategy which focuses on enhancing whānau development.
Ana has a social service background and has worked at Social Welfare/Oranga Tamariki for the past 30 years.
Ka tuwhera a Maungaharuru
Ka kati a Tangitū,
Ka tuwhera a Tangitū,
Ka kati Maungaharuru
Ko Maungaharuru te maunga
Ko Tūtira te roto
Ko Te Ngarue te awa
Ko Tangitū te moana
Ko Tangoio te marae
Ko Punanga Te Wao te whare tīpuna
Ko Ngāti Kurumōkihi, Ko Ngai Tātāra, Ko Ngāti Tū ngā hapū
Ko Tākitmu te waka
Ko Ngāti Kahungunu te iwi
No te uri o Laddie Waiari Anaru ahau
Ko Krystal Tāne Haimona ahau
Krystal is the Senior Advisor for the East Coast of Ara Poutama Aotearoa, Department of Corrections. She has worked for a number of government agencies and has seen how different departments could work collaboratively to make things work better for families.
Krystal’s aspirations within this mahi are: “To connect, collaborate and contribute to meaningful outcomes for whānau. Collectively the Te Ara Toiora brief is to work with their agencies to apply a ‘Systems Thinking’ approach across the social sector that enables agencies to better respond to the needs of our whānau.
Titiro whakarunga au ki tōku maunga ko Moumoukai
Ka heke whakararo ki ngā wai o tōku tipuna ko Waitirohia
Ka hoki au ki tōku marae ki Tane Nui A Rangi
Kei reira ko tōku hapū ko Ngāti Rangi
Matakitaki ana au i te rahi o tōku iwi o Ngāti Rakaipaaka
Ko Melissa tōku ingoa
E noho ana au ki Heretaunga
Melissa started with the team in March 2021. She joins the NKII team as a secondee from MInistry of Social Development/Oranga Tamariki to lead the delivery of Paiheretia te Muka Tangata under our Commissioning agreement with Te Puni Kōkiri. Melissa has worked in the Government Sector for 21 years and has a wealth of knowledge. The Paiheretia te Muka Tangata – Uniting the Threads of Whānau (Paiheretia) is a kaupapa that draws on the strengths of the Whānau Ora approach to support whānau engaged with the Corrections system. It aims to improve whānau wellbeing, thereby reducing re-offending and imprisonment. Melissa leads 6 teams across the iwi who are working with these whānau.
Ko Ngāti Kurukuru, Whakawhaiti, Urakiterangi, Hikatoa nga hapū
Ko Ngāti Kahungunu te iwi
Ko Ngāti Kurukuru te hapū
Ko Taupunga te marae
Ko Ngāti Kahungunu te iwi
Ko Melanie Humphries ahau
Chris is the Te Kura Programme Lead for Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated. ‘Te Kura’ is a new initiative that the iwi and police are trialing and is all about empowering whānau to be safe from family harm and violence.
Chris has worked with Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga for the past 8 years as the Domestic Violence Facilitator and prior to that, he worked for Dove Hawke’s Bay for 7 years in a similar role, helping whānau cope with family violence prevention.
Chris and the Te Kura team will work alongside police to support whanau who enter through notification and incidents; and who are experiencing family harms as victims and also those responsible for the harm.
Chris works alongside community leaders, providers, agencies and other organisations with current programmes like helplines, E Tū Whānau and Māori providers to better support whānau by designing opportunities that will make a difference.
Melanie Humphries is the newest staff member and joined the ‘Te Kura’ team as the Programme Coordinator in April 2022. Mel will work alongside Te Kura Lead – Chris Karaitiana to implement ‘Te Kura’ which is an iwi and Police collaboration initiative to reduce family harm. Melanie hails from Ngāti Kahungunu and Ngāti Tūwharetoa. Recently she retired from the NZ Police force after 19 years of service.
(secondee Ministry of Education)
Taku taha matua:
Ko Ōrangi te maunga
Ko Hereheretau te whenua
Ko Whakaki-nui-a-rua te wai-ū
Ko Whakaki ko Iwitea ngā marae
Ko Ngāi Te Ipu, Ngāti Hine Tepairu, Ngāti Hinepua ngā hapū
Ko Ngāti Kahungunu ki Te Wairoa te iwi
He hono hoki ki Ngāti Pahauwera
Ko Morris rāua ko Ani Munro (nee Horomona) aku mātua tīpuna
Ko Pieri Munro taku pāpara
Taku taha whaea:
He uri ahau o Ngāti Maniapoto, Waikato, Ngāti Ruānui, Ngā Rauru, Ngāi Tahu
Ko Te Kotahitanga, Waingaro, Wairewa, Toroanui (o Parihaka)) ētahi o aku marae
Ko Uenuku rāua ko Tapu Rangitaawa aku mātua tīpuna
Ko Wikitoria Rangitaawa taku kōkara
Tawehi Munro is ex-Navy. He and his beautiful wife and their children have been raised learning Te Reo Māori and the values of our culture. Fluent in Te Reo Māori through his own upbringing, Tawehi is passionate about everything he does and his military background makes him one of the most disciplined workers. Tawehi has worked at the Hawke's Bay District Health Board and is now working for the Ministry of Education as the Strategic Advisor. In his role, he has the opportunity to support Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated initiatives as a secondee to the (Directorate of Te Reo, Tikanga and Mātauranga on a part-time basis.
Tawehi's role entails the following:
1. Being the point-of-contact for NKII on educational matters.
2. Report on Māori education in the rohe whānui of Ngāti Kahungunu.
3. Update the NKII mātauranga strategy and plan.
4. Facilitate the implementation of the strategy and plan.
(kai mahi - Oranga Tamariki)
Ko Hikurangi me Rangitoto Tūhua ngā Maunga
Ko Taringamotu te awa
Ko Tainui te waka
Ko Ngāti Maniapoto te iwi
Ko Ngāti Hari, Ko Ngāti Huru, Ko Ngāti Pāhere, Ko Ngāti Urunumia ngā hapū
Ko Te Koura me Hia Kaitupeka ngā marae
Ko Shane Pita Mātena tōku matua
Ko Mahnaylah Mātena tōku whaea
Ko Marcus Mātena tōku ingoa
Nō Taumarunui ōku whanau, engari i tupu ake ahau i Te Matau a Māui, ā, kei te noho tonu ahau I kōnei inaianei.
Nō reira tēnā koutou katoa.
Marcus was raised in Te Matau a Māui on the coast in Haumoana. He has built his foundation in Te Ao Māori through his Studies at Te Manga Māori where he completed his Bachelor of Arts Maori in 2009. Since then he has worked in different fields and later completed a Masters in Applied Social Work where he has directed his research around the transformative qualities of Kaupapa Māori social work practice for Māori. Since the completion of his studies he has worked at the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board (HBDHB) within the Child, Adolescent and Family Service (CAFS). During his time at CAFS Marcus incorporated his clinical knowledge and mātauranga Māori into his practice for working with Māori whānau. Marcus’s practical experience working with hard to engage whānau highlighted for him the barriers for Māori which still exist within government organisations. This has motivated him to move into a role where he can advocate for Māori on a meso level and normalise bi-cultural practice in social work for any whānau regardless of their heritage.
Marcus Is incredibly passionate about working with our whānau and holds firmly to the transformative qualities of Māori concepts and the collective strengths of Māori when they are connected to their whakapapa, whānau, hapū, iwi, and guided by tikanga and kawa to flourish in society.
(kai mahi - Corrections)
Ko Tuhourangi te hapū
Ko Te Arawa te iwi
I te taha o toku Papa
Ko Hungary te kainga hoki
Ko Errol Kalmancsi ahau
Errol Kalmancsi is the Offender Recruitment Consultant (ORC) for the Department of Corrections in partnership with Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi. Errol works with employers who are willing to give men who have been imprisoned the opportunity for employment. It’s a tough task, but Errol remains positive and works tirelessly to strengthen ties with key people who believe in change. Errol attends almost every staff meeting to give his updates, otherwise he works outside of the office all week.