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Renata Hakiwai

Director-Kaiarahi: Whenua Kura

Renata (Ngāti Kahungunu, Rongomaiwahine, Tainui, Tūwharetoa) joined the Whenua Kura team from CPIT where he held the position of Manager - Māori and Pasifika Trades Training. Prior to this he was at UC Accommodation Student Village and the Ministry of Education. Renata brings a blend of experience to the role having worked in both the Education and Commercial sectors. He is passionate about using his knowledge and experience to support initiatives that build capability and capacity within Māori, but first and foremost, those that support whānau transformation by developing Māori leaders. Renata has a strong interest in Tribal and Māori Economic Development.

My vision is to see projects that enable Māori the best chance to achieve, as Māori, and for Māori. I look forward to growing more kaupapa like this and advancing Māori into more sectors and industries.

Repping four different Sporting codes, Renata enjoys the outdoors, keeping fit and healthy; socialising with whānau and friends.