PRESENTER PROFILE

Rawiri Smith

Kaiwhakahaere Taiao - Environment Manager

Ngāti Kahungunu Ki Wairarapa 

 

 

Ko Maungarake taku maunga kaitiaki

Ko Ruamahanga taku awa oranga
Ko Takitimu te waka o oku tohunga tawhito
Ko Ngati Kahungunu taku iwi
Ko Ngati Kaiparuparu me Ngai Taneroa me Ngati Muretu oku hapu
Ko Nukupewapewa taku tangata me kaiwhakaora
Ko Rangikaiwhiria Reiri raua ko Rangiuea Namana oku poupou
Ko Ida Ihaka Namana raua ko Hera Huaki oku nanny
Ko Frances taku whaea
Ko Rawiri Smith taku ingoa
No Wairarapa ahau

Rawiri (Ra) Smith is an Environment Manager (Kaiwhakahaere Taiao) for Kahungunu Ki Wairarapa,. As a proponent of indigenous models, he is a part of national initiatives (Our Land and Water National Science Challenge Collaboration Lab, Land and Water Forum), a part of political bodies at a regional level (Greater Wellington Regional Council’s subcommittee, Te Upoko Taiao, Ruamahanga Whaitua Committee), a part of district organisations (Masterton District Council, Sustainable Wairarapa, Te Hauora Runanga o Wairarapa), and a part of traditional Maori entities (Ngati Kahungunu Ki Wairarapa Tamakinui-A-Rua Treaty Trust, Kahungunu Ki Wairarapa, Hurunui-o-Rangi Marae Trust).

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