Jeremy Murray

Tauranga Moana, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Maniapoto

Jeremy Murray has a background in teaching, facilitating, working with youth offenders, and helping people with employment placement. He is passionate about using traditional Māori forms of exercise and healing in his mentoring and training roles.

His background and studies have focused on youth work, rongoa Māori medicine, and employment assistance. He currently works as the Managing Director of the Get Me Started project, which consists of three programmes focusing on employment preparation, suicide prevention, and rangatahi support.

The employment preparation project uses te ao Māori healing methods to support well-being and provides plans for people wanting to upskill for training or employment. They also facilitate workshops for individuals or companies to help them grow.

The suicide prevention programme uses Kaupapa Māori to focus on Māori revitalisation and understanding culture through practicing whānaungatanga, ahurutanga, manaakitanga, kaitiakitanga, and aroha. They provide group sessions, journaling, online learning, and a support network to help create a korowai manaaki for participants.

The rangatahi programme supports those who want to go further in their education, employment, or apprenticeship using a Māori holistic health approach. Everything is individualised for the participant to ensure their success.


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He Rangatira Our Leaders

Patrick Le Geyt

Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Apa

Patrick Le Geyt has over 25 years of experience working in health and disability in the commercial, public, and not-for-profit sectors.

Dr Kiri Prentice

Ngai Tūhoe and Ngāti Awa

Kiri's interests are Te Taiao (nature), hauora Māori, mental health, Māori philosophy, education, and law. These feature prominently in her teaching with medical students, psychiatry registrars and other health professionals, and the educational videos that Kiri creates for her YouTube channel and website titled Māori Minds.

Dr Dale Bramley

Ngā Puhi, Ngāti Hine, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui

Dale is equally comfortable in many different environments whether it be on the Marae or in the Boardroom, in clinical settings or with government ministers and business partner. 

Hingatu Thompson

Ngāti Rangiwewehi, Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti

In 2018 Hingatu accepted the role of Chief Executive Officer Manaaki Ora Trust. This kaupapa Māori organisation brings together Tipu Ora and Te Utuhina Manaakitanga.