Cazna Luke

Ngāi Tahu, Te Rarawa

Cazna Luke is committed to creating solutions that contribute to realising whānau, hapū and tribal aspirations. She has a resolute belief in and commitment to whānau driving and determining their own futures.

Rangatiratanga and whanaungatanga are the foundations of Mokowhiti Ltd, her proudly Māori and whānau-owned business, which she established in 2002. This mahi embodies the values and attributes that are important in her contribution to the betterment of Māori health and wellbeing.

Mokowhiti is focused on delivering excellent services for whānau that are Matauranga Māori driven. The mahi is structured to ensure sustainable strategic planning that will benefit future generations.

Cazna currently leads Kia Ora Hauora, a national Māori health workforce development programme and has been involved and committed since its inception in 2010.  Kia Ora Hauora is a pioneering and successful workforce development programme that recruits Māori into health career pathways, training and employment opportunities. 

Kia Ora Hauora is part of an intergenerational legacy of transformation within the health sector: previous and current generations have made space for mātauranga Māori, held space for Māori leadership, and Kia Ora Hauora supports the next generation to accelerate and amplify the potentiality of Māori leadership in the health sector.

She has been involved in setting up numerous Māori businesses and Māori development organisations, including Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu, the South Island Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency. As well as Tū Māia, a consultancy specialising in Māori leadership, innovation and venture development for profit, social enterprise, and kaupapa-driven entities.

Cazna and her husband Lee are parents to three sons Tana, Delane and Waikawau, as well as adoring grandparents to their five mokopuna Aewa Te Aotukia Ngakauroa, Amo Tawini, Kaiaio Mauri, and mahanga Kahotea Ramari and Kerei Kapene.  They live with their extended whānau in a contemporary papakainga setting in Tai Tapu, Christchurch, which is also the base for Mokowhiti Ltd.


Celebration of wāhine Māori business success

Mokowhiti consultancy

He Rangatira Our Leaders

Barry Bublitz

Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki, Ngāti Kohua, Tangahoe Taranaki ki Tonga

From time to time when we have travelled together or been sitting quiet somewhere Barry has opened up small windows of this rich and vibrant tapestry of life experiences which go beyond the paths w

Hata Temo

Ngāi Tūhoe

Ko Maataatua te Waka

Ko Maungapōhatu te Maunga

Ko Hinemataroa te Awa

Ko Tūhoe te Iwi

Ko Ngaati Tawhaki, Ngaati Rongo, me te Maahurehure ngā hapū

Mapihi Raharuhi

Ngāti Pikiao, Ngāti Mākino, Ngāti Kea, Ngāti Tuara, Ngāti Waiora

Her whānau describes her as a pillar of strength, especially for emerging leaders within her whānau. It is my pleasure that I have the opportunity to write about Mapihi as a Māori leader.

Dr Lily Fraser

Kāi Tahu

MBChB, Distinguished FRNZCGP