Ngāti Pōrou, Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāti Tukorehe
Kirimatao Paipa brings with her a wealth of knowledge and skills from her decades of work as a family violence practitioner, Kaupapa Māori researcher and evaluator. She is currently studying a Masters of Applied Indigenous Knowledge through Te Wānanga o Aotearoa and also teaches te reo Māori.
Kirimatao is genuine and authentic. Not afraid to be Māori wherever she is. When working with whānau she models the tikanga instilled in her. One thing that drives her is that whānau are supported to be their best through the application of tikanga.