“While we look to the sky, so must we keep our feet firmly in the whenua.”
Seek out the pathway across the wave tops and climb the strong vine to reach your goals.
We will be creative, innovative, and use entrepreneurial behaviours to realise potential. We will approach the journey with a solutions-based attitude and will draw inspiration from the early feats of Maui and Tāwhaki which included travel across vast spaces and the gathering of celestial knowledge.
Like Tāwhaki’s eyes that became the rātā flower, ensure the beauty of the taiao is cared for and flourishes.
We will actively tend, guard, and take care of Kaitorete – our environment, our people, and our relationships. We will approach opportunities with holistic stewardship that protects and provides choices for future generations.
Through healthy relationships and respect for diversity of thought and action, the right pathways will be chosen.
We value and respect relationships – relationships between people and relationships of the natural world order. We support, care, and uplift others and demonstrate this through respect, aroha, open communication, being inclusive, and thinking holistically in our approach.
Seek out and hold firm to the path that is true, strong, and leads you to your goal.
We will be enduring, courageous, focused on the kaupapa, and true to ourselves and our communities. We are committed to being steadfast in our approach to enacting positive action and outcomes. We will bring solution-based thinking, be open to new knowledge and act decisively with transparency, integrity and take responsibility for our decisions.
Our board provides governance over our strategy, and oversees the performance and commitments to our Shareholders.
Chair of the Board, Wairewa Rūnanga Representative
Spokesperson, Te Taumutu Rūnanga Representative
Te Taumutu Rūnanga Representative (Alternate)
Wairewa Rūnanga Representative (Alternate)
Our Team is made up of innovative and inspired people who share our vision, and are proud of the kaupapa and the journey ahead. As we move forward the team will be agile and evolve to achieve our strategic pou.
Chief Executive Officerlinda@tawhaki.co.nz
Head of Aerospace Strategy and Global Partnershipsstan@tawhaki.co.nz
Head of Whenua Planning and Rejuvenationjulian@tawhaki.co.nz
Indigenous Planning and Environmental Management Advisordyanna@tawhaki.co.nz
Te Puawai Perenara-O’Connell
Strategic Communications and Engagement Advisor
Aerospace Project Managerjohn@tawhaki.co.nz
Dr. Avinash Rao
Technical Advisor Spaceavinash@tawhaki.co.nz