Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Kahungunu and Ngāi Tamanuhiri
Tina founded Poipoia, a kaupapa Maori company committed to providing environmental services to iwi, local, central government and corporates. These services are derived from the holistic principles of kaitiakitanga. Tina has worked as an environmental planner and a tangata whenua advocate in the sustainability space for over 20 years on projects that have included developing papakainga houses for social well-being, facilitating environmental restoration programmes in large corporates and for hapū, engaging in national policy interventions on water, climate change and biodiversity while working with iwi and councils to enable stronger decision sharing relationships. Tina holds a range of governance positions including the Lake Taupo Forest Trust, Tatau Tatau o te Wairoa Commercial and Ngāti Porou Whanui Forests. Tina is based in Turangi. Tina was the recipient of the Sir Peter Blake Environmental Leadership Award and was awarded the NZ Order of Merit for her contributions to Māori and the Environment.
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