KO WAI MĀUA?

ABOUT US

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ARONGA  - PURPOSE

Poutawa was developed from our passion and desire to see mātauranga and te reo Māori flourish across institutions and initiatives. The need to provide high quality and authentic kaupapa Māori support is what motivates us.

 

TE TŪRUAPŌ - VISION

Gather the knowledge of the world beyond abundance. "

Rukia ai ngā purapura poutawa, kia tupu ake ai"

To see mātauranga Māori thrive in its essence, delivery and perpetuity.

TE RERE- MISSION

To be the leaders of mātauranga Māori, learning innovation and development. To establish and promote cultural excellence across time, space and place. To provide accessible learning platforms to foster and develop te reo and mātauranga Māori.

GENAE THOMPSON

NGĀPUHI | NGĀTI TŪWHARETOA

Ko Tūroto me Tongariro ngā maunga kohikohi tangata

Ko Ngātokimatawhaorua me Te Arawa ngā waka whawhati tai

Ko Ngāpuhi me Tūwharetoa ngā iwi oi ki te whenua

Ko Ngāti Rangi me Ngāti Tūrumākina ngā āhuru mōwai

Ko Ngāwhā me Waihī ngā whenua tupu

Ko Korokiatutuki me Tāpeka ngā kura kāinga

Ko Peka rāua ko Mariu ngā whānau

 

"Hiinana ki uta, Hiinana ki tai - he kai ki aku ringa, nā te iwi"

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Genae is a Principal Consultant and Co-founder of Poutawa Reo. She is an experienced te reo Māori teacher and has held positions as Head Of Māori at secondary high schools around te Ika-a-Maui. She is also the Ako Panuku te reo Māori Cluster Coordinator for the Waikato region. She also holds positions with the Ministry of Education as and a member of NCEA Review Ākonga Te Reo Māori the Subject Expert Groups (SEG) Te Reo Māori.

Genae also works as a Kaiwhakarite for Community Waikato in the areas of Māori and marae strategic development. In addition to this, Genae also teaches reo Māori classes within organisations on a contract basis and is completing her Masters of Indigenous Studies at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi with a thesis focused on the role of mātauranga Māori within mainstream schools.

NGĀTI HAUĀ | NGĀTI PĀOA

Ko Tainui te waka,

Ko Maungakawa, ko Tautari ngā maunga,

Ko Waikato, ko Piako, ko Topehaehae ngaa awa,

Ko Ngāti Hauaa te iwi,

Ko Ngaati Werewere te hapuu

Ko Kai-a-te-mata te marae

Ko Tahauariki Tauwhitu Thompson tēnei.

“Ko te reo te hōkīkītanga o te whakaaro Māori”

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Tahau is a Principal Consultant and co-founder of Poutawa Reo. He is currenlty the Head of Māori at St Pauls Collegiate, Hamilton and has a passion for the effective implementation of kaupapa Māori practices and pedagodgies within mainstream schools. Tahau brings with him a passion for te reo Māori, being a graduate of Te Panekiretanga o te Reo, and utilizes this knowledge in the development of reo Māori programmes and translation services.

Tahau is a passionate kaihaka and composer, who has successfully tutored secondary kapa haka throughout his professional career and currently performs with Te Iti Kahurangi alongside his immediate whānau.

 

Tahau's deep connection to his culture, whakapapa and whenua ensures that the work carried out at Poutawa is authentic, relevant and purposeful.

TAHAU THOMPSON

KRYSTAL TAIAPA

NGĀTI POROU | RONGOWHAKAATA

Ko Hikurangi, ko Puketapu ngā maunga
Ko Waiapu, ko Te Āraiteuru ngā awa
Ko Horouta, ko Takitimu ngā waka
Ko Rāhui, ko Manutuke ngā marae
Ko Te Whānau-a-Hinerupe, ko Ngāti Kaipoho ngā hapū
Ko Ngāti Porou, ko Rongowhakaata ngā iwi.

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“Mā tōu rou, mā taku rourou ka ora te iwi”

 

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Krystal is a passionate and driven leader of reo and kaupapa Māori. She is a graduate of the University of Waikato with a Bachelor's degree in te reo and Tikanga Māori. She holds a Post-graduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary) and is a product of Te Pīnakitanga ki te Reo Kairangi. 

Krystal's commitment to the development of te reo and mātauranga Māori is evident in her ability to connect and engage with diverse audiences and to encourage participation and enthusiasm for what she believes in. 

 

She is a trained teacher who currently holds a part-time position as teacher of senior te reo Māori at St Paul’s Collegiate School in Hamilton and is one of the facilitators for the Poutawa Te Reo Māori for Teachers course. 

EVI BRŪMMER

NGAI TIAMANI

Ko Baurs-Berg te maunga
Ko Elbe te awa
Ko Tiamani tāku tūrangawaewae
Ko Ngāi Tiamani te iwi

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“Mā tōu rou, mā taku rourou ka ora te iwi”

 

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Evi is the woman behind the scenes at Poutawa. Originally from Germany she lived in Peru for 5 years before she relocated to New Zealand with her whānau. She is a highly skilled Business Administrator and has been an Executive Assistant for many years in all variety of fields from retail to distribution and the travel industry. She runs a variety of language development programmes and schools which incorporates her passion for languages and learning about different cultures. Evi firmly believes that an open mind towards foreign values can open any door.


Evi is taking care of all the administrative work at Poutawa and makes sure the communication between students and teachers as well as within the team is up to the mark. Whatever needs to be structured or organized will most likely land on her desk.

INTERESTED IN JOINING OUR TEAM?

NAU MAI KI TE WHĀNAU O POUTAWA​

We would love to work with passionate and engaging people over all of our projects. From teaching to mentoring, if you are interested in joining our team, whakapā mai!