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

Kohe Pene

Te Whānau-ā-Apanui

Mihimarino te maunga

Waikaukau o Kiri Tapu te wai

Mataatua te waka

Te Whānau-ā-Apanui te iwi

Emeritus Professor John Broughton

Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Kahungunu-Ki-Heretaunga

Emeritus Professor John Broughton has dedicated over 30 years to Māori oral health, injury prevention, and Kaupapa Māori research methods. In recognition of his services to Māori health, theatre, and the community, he was appointed a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the Queen's Birthday Honours in 2016.

Maraea Mokaraka

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei, Tainui, Te Arawa, Ngā Puhi

Maraea Mokaraka is passionate about whānau transformation and building healthy communities.

Kingi Kiriona

Ngāti Ruanui, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Apa

Kingi Kiriona is an orator, a kapa haka exponent, composer, educator, and broadcaster. His observation of Te Reo Māori and Te Ao Māori as a tool for improving the health and well-being of iwi and Māori communities has driven Kingi to realise opportunities for Māori language and culture to be shared, embedded, and recognised through the health system.