CAYAD - Huntly
Ko wai au
He uri tenei no Hokianga ki Waima Ngati Hine, Ngati Hau Tainui ki Ngati Whawhakia, Ngati Kahungunu ki Te Hauke, Tuwharetoa ki Nuhaka.
Raised in the eight, the pou I lean on is Te Ao Maori, Whanau, Te Hahi o Ihu Karaiti o nga rā o mua, and Mahi Toi.
CAYAD allows me to champion my rohe and support Rangatahi and whanau to be the best versions of themselves. They tell me what they want and we workout the solutions together. I’m only here to elevate what mana whenua wants to implement themselves. That’s what the Tiriti is meant to be.
If I can look down the line ten years from now: I would like to see Kiingitanga as the pinnacle of ahurutanga and running the show! With our tribes having their own autonomy but we dictate what we’re upto not the crown, I roto I ona kupu, I tenei Koroneihana 2023, “ Leave it to us, we know what we’re upto”. Kiingi Pootatau Te Wherowhero te Tuawhitu.