KO WAI MĀUA? ABOUT US
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, naa te iwi"
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. Whilst maintaining a part-time teaching position of Senior te reo Māori at St Paul’s Collegiate, Hamilton she is also the Ako Panuku te reo Māori Cluster Coordinator for the Waikato region.
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 kaiako 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 hapū
Ko Kai-a-te-mata te marae
Ko Tahauariki Tauwhitu Thompson tēnei.
“Ko te reo te hōkīkītanga o te whakaaro Māori”
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.