Ramari Stewart s a renowned tohunga tohorā, based in the small village of Ōkārito in Te Waipounamu. She has had a life-long affinity with whales, having learned mātauranga from an early age.
Loretta Lanauze calls Rēkohu Chatham Islands her home. She lived there with her whānau until, like most teenagers on the island, she had to move to the mainland for her high school education
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.