What I’m doing now.
As of March 2023:
Living in Wellington, working 2 days a week as a Digital Equity Lead at Te Whatu Ora, where I help health-related projects and teams understand and apply Te Tiriit o Waitangi principles in their work. Most often this is with digital/tech projects.
I also work with a group of passionate rangatahi from all around Aotearoa, empowering them to spearhead initiatives they are passionate about, including Shoebox Christmas. Together, we’re working on how we can turn this kaupapa into a rangatahi leadership programme delivered from schools.
I continue to manage Shoebox Christmas in several regions myself.
At Te Wānanga o Raukawa, I’m leading a program aimed at enhancing Māori participation in the tech industry, fostering growth and inclusivity in the sector (Whitihiko ki te Ao).
I’m also working on bringing www.kohatree.co.nz to life. This is a platform designed to simplify the process for communities to lead and organise kaupapa that matter to them.
I’m studying whakairo (carving) at Te Wānanga o Raukawa.
And that’s what I’m up to.