Te Maruata Roopu Whakahaere
The current members of Te Maruata Roopu Whakahaere are:
- Bonita Bigham (Te Tai Hauāuru) | Community Board Member, South Taranaki District Council;
- Alf Filipaina | Councillor, Auckland Council;
- Josh Wharehinga | Councillor, Gisborne District Council;
- Tipa Mahuta | Councillor, Waikato Regional Council;
- Arapeta Tahana | Te Ahurei, Rotorua Lakes Council; and
- Gina Mohi | Te Arawa representative, Rotorua Lakes Council.
Te Maruata Chairperson
Bonita Bigham (Ngaruahine, Te Atiawa) has been chair of Te Maruata, Local Government New Zealand's national collective of Māori in governance roles in local...
Josh Wharehinga (Māhaki, Rongowhakaata, Ngāti Porou, Te Arawa) describes himself as ‘first and foremost, a father’ to his six teenagers. Born and raised in Gisborne, Josh’s background...
Councillor, Auckland Council
Councillor, Waikato Regional Council
Te Ahurei, Rotorua Lakes Council