Fiona Wiremu

Tūhoe,Hāmua, Te Mahurehure, Ngāti Koura, Ngāti Ranginui, Ngai Tamarāwaho

Fiona is deeply dedicated to supporting iwi-Māori led organisations using her expertise in Māori health outcomes, economic initiatives, and te taiao.

As the Chairperson of Te Puna Ora o Mataatua and Rehua Medical (General Practice clinic of Te Puna Ora o Mataatua), Fiona directs her focus towards providing a range of accessible and relevant health services across the Mataatua region.  She emphasises a whānau ora approach to hauora and supports Māori organisations and community-led providers. Her focus is to help collective efforts aimed at addressing the inequities Māori and vulnerable persons experience within the existing health system.

Fiona is also a board member of Whānau Āwhina Plunket and an executive member of the Māori Women's Welfare League, contributing to strategic governance. Alongside her governance roles, she also works as an educator at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi. Her research focuses on Indigenous Business, as informed by her accounting, strategy, and modelling background.

Through her academic mahi, Fiona has developed specialised skills in mātauranga Māori health, community development, Whai Rawa (Māori Economies), Te Taiao (Natural Environment), and Mauri Ora (Wellbeing). She uses these skills to empower Iwi-Māori-led organisations, enhancing their focus on the organisation's purpose.



Persisting inequalities and the potential for intervention through ‘new’ governance models: Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga

Kai Governance, Kai Sovereignty and the (re)Production of Kai: Te Atawhai o te Ao

Kai Sovereignty - To Grow & To Gather

Indigenising the blue economy in Aotearoa: National Science Challenges

Whānau Āwhina Plunket Board

NZ Food Safety Science and Research Centre Board & Te Tira Whakamana member

He Rangatira Our Leaders

Ronald Baker

Ngāti Porou, Te Aitanga a Hauiti, Ngāi Tāmanuhiri, Te Whānau o Rongomaiwahine

I first met Ronald (Ron) when he came to work at Tokanui Psychiatric Hospital in the Waikato as a staff nurse in 1985, I was a student nurse there at the time.

Donna Blair

Ngāi Tahu

Ahakoa he iti, he pounamu

Dr Heather Gifford

Ngāti Hauiti, Te Atihaunui ā Papārangi

What is leadership, and how is it manifest in this competitive world? The challenge to write about Māori leaders is timely.

Sharon Shea

Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāti Haua, Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Hako

“He kai kei nāna ringa” - She has kai at the end of her hands