Te Maru o Ruahine Trust Services
Te Maru o Ruahine literally means the
“Protection and shelter of the Ruahine Mountain range”
It refers to the nurturing and caring of our social wellbeing and the provision of a sanctuary for whānau
The Purpose of the Trust is to provide quality whānau support services to
Our kaupapa includes working inclusively as a team to increase whānau hapū capacity. We use a Māori holistic and strengths based approach.
We work kanohi ki te kanohi with whānau on a wide range of issues; no problem is too big or too small.
Te Maru o Ruahine Trust provides social support, health, cultural and environmental services. The following are staff members employed by Te Maru o Ruahine Trust and the services they provide:
TE MARU o RUAHINE TRUST EMPLOYEES:
ROBERT MARTIN BBS, ACAT
Ko Aorangi te maunga tapuKo Ruahine te pae maungaKo Moawhango rahi rāua Ko Rangitīkei ngā awaKo Takitimu te wakaKo Moawhango rāua Ko Rātā ngā maraeKo Ngāti Whiti-Tama rāua Ko Ngāti Tamatereka ngā hapūKo Ngāti Whitikaupeka rāua Ko Ngāti Hauiti ngā iwi
Born and raised in Moawhango Roberts parents Taonui and Rona Martin imparted a lot of sound values that he has used positively through out his life. Roberts whakapapa to Ngāti Hauiti is through his Ngāti Tamatereka hapū. Robert has lived in Turakina for the last 31 years where he has raised his family of three children and his granddaughter with his very supportive wife Lisa.
Robert has been fortunate throughout his career to have been involved in a range of working environments. He has been trained in and learnt a specific set of skills through industries from hospitality, procurement, agriculture, contract management, exporting, project management and education. Robert has also gained experience at the strategic level and coal face stages of implementing change to the businesses that he has been a part of.
Nothing beats the satisfaction of “achieving great results from a job well done” and this is a mantra that Robert has constantly applied to the “modus operandi” of his leadership and management style. Robert oversees all operational aspects of Te Maru o Ruahine Trust, Rauhuia Environmental Services as well as convene and administer the Nga Pae o Rangitikei collective.
Te Maru o Ruahine Trust has been delegated through its legal status to undertake many of the projects and programmes to initiate positive change while ensuring that we hold strong to the vision, values and cultural principles to “preserve and enhance Hauititanga”. Robert is motivated in being able to assist in building and adding value to the long term aspirations and prosperity for the whānau, hapū and iwi of Ngāti Hauiti.
Social Service Support Kaimahi
Oku piringa Ruapehu te maungaHeke iho Ruahine te pai maungaEngari ki Ngāti Maniapoto ahau I tipua ake au.
Raye is a Social Work practitioner of nineteen years experience ten of those years with Te Maru o Ruahine Trust.
Raye is married to Michael Holland from Te Kuiti they have three tamariki Atiria, Michelle and Michael Lonehand all living in Australia. They also have five mokopuna Zane Taonui, Courtney Mahinaarangi, Willow Ngahui, Kauri Eli and Henri whom were all born in Australia.
Raye and Michael also have a whāngai daughter Tracey and her partner Dion that add three more mokopuna Jason, Chineque and Jordon who live in Aotearoa.
One of Rayes hobbies that she is passionate about is raranga.
HEALTH SERVICE (Te Kotuku Hauora):
Ngāti Hauiti Whānau Ora Kaimahi:
Wanda has lived her entire life within the rohe of Mōkai Pātea. She is married to Max Horton (he uri o Ngāti Tamakopiri) and they have two tamariki, Tru aged 17 and Ziah 7.
Wanda has been employed with Te Maru o Ruahine Trust for the last 3 years. Wanda's primary position is as the Whānau Ora Kaimahi for the Hunterville and Rātā rohe whereby she is employed part time by the Iwi Health and Social Service Te Kōtuku Hauora Ltd. This position involves working with whānau to be empowered to manage their individual health and social needs with an outcome focused on self-management.
Wanda also holds a second position with Te Maru o Ruahine Trust as the Finance Officer which involves administration support to the managers of Te Maru o Ruahine Trust, Rakautaonga Whenua Tōpū Trust and Te Pātiki Trust Board.
Wanda supports all Ngāti Hauiti projects and has assited in coordinating teams for the Ngāti Hauiti Whānau Sport Day Teams.
Cultural Project Facilitator
Ko Aorangi te Maunga TapuKo Ruahine ngā pae maungaKo Moawhango, ko Rangitīkei ngā awaKo Takitimu te wakaKo Ngāti Whitikaupeka rātou Ko Ngāti Tamakōpiri, Ko Ngāi Te Ohuake, Ko Ngāti Hauiti ngā iwiKo Ngāti Tamatereka, Ko Ngāti Haukaha ngā hapūKo Moawhango rātou Ko Rātā, Ko Taahuhu ngā maraeKo Mōkai Pātea te rohe pōtae.
Kelly is a descendant of Ngāti Hauiti through both of her parents. Kelly’s mother Kahu Lena Cashell’s great grandfather was Tupakahi Potaka a brother to Utiku Potaka. Another strong connection is through Karena and Arapeta Pirere the eldest and youngest children of Mohi Pirere.
Kelly’s father is Mokohore James Thompson, his mother Ngahua o te Maramatanga Chase (Ginny) is a descendant of Ihakara te Raro who is of Ngāti Whitikaupeka and Te Paea o te Rangi of Ngāti Tamakōpiri. Ihakara te Raro is also of Ngāti Tamatereka descent.
Kelly has three tamariki Anthony, Micah and Te Paea o te Rangi Thompson. She believe’s it is important for her children to know who they are; how they are connected, and how they can stay connected, to the places they have a right.
Kelly’s children are her passion. Watching them grow and develop as confident Maori, of our world, is what she strives for. They are her heart and contribute to her wanting to assist our people to have strong cultural identities.
Kelly has worked for Te Maru o Ruahine Trust for nearly five years, primarily employed to develop the youth leadership; “He Whetu Arataki” and Ngāti Hauiti cultural affirmation services.
Kelly has been actively involved in other Mōkai Pātea Iwi and has a passion to assist our people to strengthen their cultural identity.
WHARERIMU NGAPERA PAREKURA STEEDMAN
Ko Aorangi te Maunga TapuKo Rangitīkei te awaKo Mōkai Pātea te rohe potae
Wharerimu’s father is Richard Steedman through him her Ngāti Hauiti hapū is Ngāi Te Ngahoa and her marae is Winiata. Her mother is Ruiha Steedman (nee Wereta) and through this line to her tupuna Ihakara Te Raro, Ngāti Tamatereka is her hapū of Ngāti Hauiti.
Wharerimu is the eldest daughter of six children and has two brothers and three sisters. She has four beautiful children two girls and two boys. Wharerimu spent nine years in Auckland working in all sorts of industries along with studying. She made the decision to return to her rohe pōtae Mōkai Pātea in 2009 where she worked in Customer Service roles until she saw this opportunity to work within one of her iwi in 2014.
Wharerimu’s position is the Communications Administrator for Te Maru O Ruahine Trust the operational arm of Ngāti Hauiti. A major part of her role is to keep the lines of communication open to our whānau whānui by updating registered Ngāti Hauiti members and registering new members who whakapapa to Ngāti Hauiti. This enables Ngāti Hauiti to communicate with our whānau via post and email. Through this, it also enables our registered members to receive our biennial Te Karere and link into our Facebook page. Wharerimu has also been a part of co-ordinating the build of our new website and she hopes you all enjoy it.