May 8, 2021

Maori News & Indigenous Views

Te Pumautanga o Te Arawa elections close 30 April – Taria Tahana has our vote!

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Taria Tahana has recently been elected as a Trustee for the Ngati Pikiao Iwi Trust.She is now eligible for election ontothe parent body,Te Pumautanga o Te Arawa (TPT). Taria has a strong background in business and economic development and Ngati Pikiao could do with her skill set as one of the three Pikiao representatives on the TPT board.

If you are registered with TPTas a Ngati Pikiao descendent you should have received your voting papers. There are 7 candidates and you are allowed to vote for one person. To get Taria elected onto this board we need you to complete your voting paper and return it in the self-addressed envelope. Your voting paper must be returned by the 30 April for your vote to count. supports this candidate because we know that Taria has extensive skills and business experience and will bring a strong articulate Ngati Pikiao voice to TPT.

Vote Taria and ensure that Ngati Pikiao hassound economic and business representationaround theTPT board table.


Taria has over 12 years management, business development and marketing experience both within New Zealand and abroad. Taria has worked with iwi, whanau, Maori Trusts and Incorporations and Maori rangatahi assisting with strategic and operational planning. Prior to self employment, Taria worked in the private sector for Synergy International, Ernst & Young, in Canada and Fletcher Challenge. Taria was a member of the Hui Taumata Taskforce, the Womens Affairs Maori Economic Reference Group and has attended two United Nations Forums for the Advancement of Women in New York and Beijing. She has a Bachelor of Management (Honours) from Waikato University. Taria is also a member of the NZ Institute of Management.

2 thoughts on “Te Pumautanga o Te Arawa elections close 30 April – Taria Tahana has our vote!

  1. Congratulations to Taria Tahana, Davey Gardiner and Koro Willie Emery for being selected as Ngati Pikiao representatives on Te Pumautanga. Kia kaha tatou!!

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