Ngai Tuahuriri Kaumatua kapa haka, 2015 Kaumatua Kapa haka Festival Te Papa, Wellington Photo supplied by Puamiria Parata-Goodall
Ngai Tuahuriri Kaumatua kapa haka, 2015 Kaumatua Kapa haka Festival Te Papa, Wellington
Photo supplied by Puamiria Parata-Goodall

Trustees and Management


Aroha H Reriti-Crofts, Ngai Tahu research, 10.5.16

Aroha H. Reriti-Crofts CBE, JP – Chairperson

– Past National/International President of the Māori Women’s Welfare League
– Te Puawaitanga ki Ōtautahi Trust, Trustee
– Trustee of the Māori Women’s Development Incorporated
– Co-Trustee of the Maori Reserve Lands: Tuahiwi/North Canterbury
– Kaiwhakamana of the Department of Corrections
– Chairperson of Matapopore – Tūāhuriri Rūnanga
– Trustee of Mana Waitaha Charitable Trust


Huia Reriti, Ngai Tahu Research, 16.5.16

Huia Reriti

Whakapapa: Ngai Tuahuriri, Kati Wae Wae, Ngāti Mutunga/Wharekauri
– MAP (2014) Ltd, Director April 2010 – Present
– MAP (2010) Ltd, Director April 2010 – 2013
Modern Architecture Partners Ltd, Director April 2001 – 2009
Huia is a Registered Architect and Director of a 16x person architectural practice in Christchurch.


Joseph Hullen

Joseph Hullen works for Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu as Kaiwhiri Rēhita Whakapapa/Whakapapa Registration Advisor and is involved in a range of environmental and ecological projects.
He has previously worked as a Conservation Officer for the Department of Conservation, is Chairperson of Te Roopu o Tane Mahuta Trust, is on an advisory board of Central Plains Water, a Trustee of Te Kōhaka o Tūhaitara Trust and on the Aoraki Conservation Board.
-Canterbury Aoraki Conservation Board member;
-Chairperson of Te Kōhaka o Tuhaitara Trust,
-Member of the Central Plains Water Advisory Group


Lynne Harata-Te Aika

– Canterbury Communications Trust (Trustee)
– Mātauraka Māhaanui Māori Education Advisory Board (Member))
– Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu (Employee)
– Tauti Mai Ltd (Director)
– Ngāi Tūāhuriri Education Committee (Chair)


Rhys Head

20 Years experience within infrastructure, commercial construction and civil engineering industry, both in NZ and the UK. Rhys has had experience in the design and build of apartments, hotels, office fitout, retail, residential, rail and public infrastructure.
Rhys has a carpentry trade background prior to completeing a BBSc & BCA double degree at Victoria University of Wellington.
Rhys is of Ngai Tuahuriri, Ngai Tahu whakapapa and is a member of Te Ngai Tuahuriri Executive, and a Trustee on Matapopore & He Toki ki te Rika


Debbie Tikao, Ngai Tahu Research, 16.5.16

Debbie Tikao – General Manager

Debbie is a registered NZILA Landscape Architect with 20 years’ experience in landscape, commercial and public realm design and delivery. She has recently been appointed as a panelist on the Urban Design panel. For the past three years she has also held a voluntary position as the Environmental Portfolio Manager for Onuku Rūnanga. Her expertise in design and delivery of large scale projects and experience working at rūnanga level on a wide range of environmental issues impacting on cultural values, underpins the support and guidance she provides to the Matapopore team.
Within her role as the General Manager for the Matapopore Charitable Trust, her professional expertise, combined with management and project management experience brings a very considered, holistic approach to her work which ensures the day to day management of Matapopore as well as demonstrates how indigenous values and traditional knowledge can be expressed within the built environment.


Tui Falwasser

Tui Falwasser

Kairaranga (weaver), kaimahi toi (artist) and kaitiaki (guardian), Tui is deeply involved in Ngāi Tūāhuriri arts and environment.


Larissa Cox-Winiata – Operation Manager

Larissa has a strong background in office administration, customer service and event management. Her large network across a range of communities is testament to her ability to establish, develop, and maintain relationships both in her professional and private life.
She has whakapapa connections to Ngai Tuahuriri on her father’s Huria side and is very proud of her Ngati Porou ancestry. She currently chairs the Ngati Porou ki Waitaha taurahere rōpu that keeps her abreast of issues and aspirations of whanaunga living in the takiwā.