Te Maruata Roopu Whakahaere

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.

 

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Bonita Bigham

Te Maruata Chairperson

Community Board Member, South Taranaki District Council

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...
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Josh Wharehinga

Deputy Chair

Councillor, Gisborne District Council

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...
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Alf Filipaina

Councillor, Auckland Council

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Tipa Mahuta

Councillor, Waikato Regional Council

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Arapeta Tahana

Te Ahurei, Rotorua Lakes Council

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Gina Mohi

Te Arawa representative, Rotorua Lakes Council

Te Arawa, Te Whanau-a-Apanui, NgaiTai, Te Whakatohea

Gina has worked in the field of resource management and environmental planning for over 15 years, and specialises in Māori resource management to ensure...