Profile – Pia Mahinaroa Pohatu

Pia (Ngati Porou, Rongowhakaata, Ngai Tamanuhiri )pia-for-profile.jpgis a researcher and projects co-ordinator for He Oranga Trust.

Pia’s background is in iwi and hapu environmental planning and kaupapa Maori, community-based research.  She has worked for Te Runanaga O Ngati Porou (Ngati Porou Hapu Environmental Management Plans Project), Te Whare Wananga O Ngati Porou (Waiapu Research Project – TWWX01: Maori Community Goals for Enhancing Ecosystem Health) and Te Puni Kokiri – Ministry of Maori Development (Gisborne Regional Office).  Her interests include te reo me ona tikanga, environmental restoration and sustainability models for communities with a particular interest in whanau and hapu leadership, infrastructure and enterprise. 

She is currently the secretary for Kariaka Pa, rangatahi member of Kie Kie Marae to the Nga Hapu O Waipiro Charitable Trust and a research team member with the Nga Taonga A Nga Tama Toa Trust (28 Maori Battalion C Coy Oral History & Pictorial Research Project).  Pia has also begun studying part-time towards a Masters of Indigenous Studies through Te Whare Wananga O Awanuiarangi, Whakatane.

Pia is mama to her boys Arapeta Te Wa and Kauere Maaka and enjoys travel, kohi kaimoana, learning local histories and spending time with her whanau.

 Contact details:
Em: pia@uritukuiho.org.nz 
Ph: +64 6 8648363
Fx: +64-6 8648363
Mb: +64 21 653 341

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