Ko Takitimu te waka tapu,
Ko Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairoa, Ngāti Kahungunu ki Heretaunga ngā iwi,
Ko Ngāti Tamaterangi, Ngati Pāhauwera, Ngāti Hori, Ngāti Hāwea ngā hapū,
Ko Wi Te Tau Huata ahau
Wi is the lead for our Midlands region as well as the co-chair for the National Te Kete Pounamu roopū. He is working alongside our Hori Kingi (Kaumātua, Te Kete Pounamu), Gloria Sheridan (National Te Kete Pounamu representative), and other local and regional representatives to strengthen and grow the Midlands regional rōpū.
Wi began his journey through different institutions and from the early days of ANOPS,( Aotearoa network of Psyche survivors) to where we are now as lived experience people have installed in him a passion. Wi’s passion is to help others to reclaim their mana motuhake.