Kāhui Whakahaere

The Matangireia Waka Trust co-ordinates the network, with support from the MetService, the University of Waikato, NIWA, Victoria University of Wellington, and Manaaki te Awanui via a Steering Committee:

  • Dr Haki Tuaupiki (Waikato, Ngāti Tuwharetoa) Committee Chair, Mātangireia Waka Trustee; Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies, University of Waikato
  • Chris Battershill Professor, Environmental Research Institute, University of Waikato
  • Kimberley Maxwell (Ngāti Patu) marine science doctoral student, Victoria University
  • Maui Hudson (Whakatōhea, Ngā Ruahine, Te Māhurehure) Associate Professor, University of Waikato
  • Dr Ocean Mercier (Ngāti Porou) Māori Science and Indigenous Knowledge, Victoria University
  • Danny Paruru (Whakatōhea, Te Whānau-Ā-Apanui) Iwi Projects Development Manager, Whakatōhea Māori Trust Board
  • Dr Kura Paul-Burke (Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Whakahemo) Programme Leader Māori and Marine Environments, NIWA
  • Prof Moninya Roughan, Head of Research Partnerships, MetService
  • Katherine Short, Partner, Terra Moana
  • Caine Taiapa (Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi Te Rangi, Te Arawa) General Manager, Manaaki Te Awanui Charitable Trust
  • Aleena Kawe (Hiaki), Te Ahu o Rehua project administrative manager, President & CEO Red Star International