Henry Waru – Tāmaki Makaurau Regional Representative

I te tīmatanga ko te kupu

Ko te Atua te kupu

Ko te Atua ano te kupu, i te tīmatanga

Amine

Ki te taha o tōku papa

Ko Whakakoro te maunga

Ko Hokianga te moana

Ko Māmari te waka

Ko Te Rarawa te iwi

Ko Te Kotahitanga te marae

Ko Te Waru Puku te tupuna

Ko Mere rāua ko Wiremu Waru ōku mātua

Ko Henare Waru ahau

 

I have lived my own experience of mental illness and whakamā. I am passionate about using mātauranga Māori and tikanga Māori practices to empower and support people throughout their journey with Te Kete Pounamu. I found my voice in Mātauranga Māori through karakia, pepeha and whaikōrero.

I am the chairman of Te Kete Pounamu ki Tāmaki Makaurau.