Bonita Bigham

Bonita Bigham

Bonita Bigham is a current councillor on the South Taranaki District Council, in her second term. She is also serving again on Te Maruata, LGNZ’s national council of Maori elected members for the second time.

Bonita is actively involved in her community, serving on marae committees, whanau trusts, iwi and hapu organisations, sports clubs and school boards of trustees during the past 20 years. She is managing director of Taniko Communications which specialises in cross-cultural communication, public relations and project management. She is engaged to the lovely Kevin, is a loyal daughter and the mother of a busy, sporty, teenaged son. In her spare time Bonita is studying art and is an exhibiting artist.

Additional expertise – Bonita is an accredited RMA commissioner, sits on the Environment and Hearings Committee in the South Taranaki District Council and is Council’s appointee to a local community board and Sport Taranaki, the region’s sports trust. She has extensive governance experience and is currently involved with her iwi’s Treaty of Waitangi settlement process. Bonita is also a trained facilitator, qualified journalist and former newspaper editor.


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