Her mahi in health saw her write the first stop smoking programme for Māori women and, she led wāhine in cervical screenings on marae.
Dr Kelly Tikao is a Māori researcher, Nurse, māmā, and self-described dabbler in the creative fields. Based in Ōtautahi, she became interested in customary birthing practices following her cousin’s experience with home birth.
Hana Tuwhare is a community activator and speech language therapist. She works alongside whānau, kaiako, iwi, early education centers and organisations to help create rich oral language environments for our pēpi in the first 1000 days.
Kristin Ross is an entrepreneur, a producer and a creative. If you have tamariki, you will likely know her best as the founder and creator of the first Māori speaking dolls, and associated cartoon, Pipi Mā.
The full time artist is a bark cloth maker and currently living in Turanga (Gisborne). Her Aute pieces are adorned with celestial patterns, combining ancestral knowledge of Kapa and star navigation.
Hinewirangi is one of those kuia that you want to sit with for hours. Her knowledge, her experience and her stories, are mesmerising. She is a writer and poet. An activist and a tohunga of taonga puoro. She has worked in rape crisis centres and, in prison rehabilitation.
Hana Tapiata is a lifestyle blogger living by indigenous philosophies and mātauranga Māori. Her passion is promoting tūpuna mātauranga in as many different mediums, and on as many different platforms, as possible.