In May 2019, Te
, comprising key Māori leaders, was established to help achieve the engagement and collaboration goals for the policy and legislative phase. They play a pivotal role in supporting the monitor by providing advice and support on our monitoring assessment approach and how we work. The members of Te Kāhui have expertise, leadership and in health, justice and social services for Māori.
Donna Matahaere-Atariki (Chair)
Ngāi Te Ruahikihiki, Ngāti Taoka, Te Atawhiua, Taranaki, Te Atiawa
Donna Matahaere-Atariki (MNZM) chairs the Otakou Rūnanga and the Ministry of Health NGO Council. She is also a member of the University of Otago Council, Trustee of Well South Primary Health Network, Alternate for Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, and a Gambling Commissioner. Donna has also held positions in Oranga Tamariki and Te Puni Kōkiri and been a Whānau Ora coach for Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu Whānau Ora Commission. She is currently the Chair of Otakou Health Ltd and on the Board of the Otago Community Hospice.
Tā Mark Solomon
Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Kurī
Tā Mark Wiremu Solomon, (KNZM) is an experienced and respected leader of his
, his and the wider New Zealand business community. He has served as a member of his local school board and the board of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, as a trustee of Takahanga Marae in his home of Kaikoura, as Kaiwhakahaere of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu for nearly 18 years and has been a member of the Canterbury District Health Board. Tā Mark is currently on the Deep South Science Challenge Board and the Sustainable Seas Science Challenge Board, Deputy Chair of Te Ohu Kaimoana and Chair of the Board for Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu Whānau Ora Commission. Tā Mark is a strong advocate for Māori.
Ngāti Whatua-Ngāpuhi descent and her hapū are Uriroroi and Mahurehure
Druis Barrett (CNZM) has been a previous Commissioner for two Commissions; Training and Employment, and the Gisborne Cervical Screening Cases; was a former National President of the Māori Women’s Welfare League; Trustee of Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust Board; and sits on many government advisory groups. She is passionate and committed to promoting and setting tūturu policy for Māori and for the well-being and development of
, hapū and iwi.
Te Rarawa, Te Aupouri, Ngāti Kuri, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Kahu, Ngāi Takoto
Katie Murray (QSM) is the Kai Arahi of Waitomo Papakainga, a whānau-based and focused kaupapa Māori based social service agency in Kaitaia. Waitomo Papakainga supports a wide range of programmes and activities that support whānau in her community. Katie is actively involved in her community of Te Hiku ō Te Ika and has a degree in Social Work. She is a trustee on Te Rūnanga ō Te Rarawa as well as Te Hiku ō Te Ika Iwi Development Trust. Katie is a straight talking, passionate and visionary Māori woman committed to the restoration of tino rangatiratanga for whānau, hapū and iwi.
Ngāti Kahu, Ngāti Awa and Tūwharetoa ki Kawerau
Eugene Ryder has over 25 years’ experience working to support marginalised families. His expertise and voluntary work in and alongside gang communities in particular, is exceptional. Eugene was appointed by the Chair of the Royal Commission on the Abuse of Children in State Care as an Ambassador and key contact with networks in the gang and wider community. Eugene has worked alongside various government departments advising and sharing his knowledge and expertise, most notably with the Department of Justice, Department of Corrections, Oranga Tamariki and the Ministry for Social Development.