Sammy Te Maiharoa-Sykes

Kaihautū Māori | Te Ao Māori and Reorua Hub Leader

Ngā mihi maioha ki a koutou,
Nō Waitaki ahau.
Ko Waitaha ko Ngāti Rārua ko Te Atiawa ko Ngāi Tahu ōku iwi.
Ko Waihao ko Arowhenua ko Moeraki ko Te Āwhina ōku marae.

I am very grateful to have been given this opportunity to help create Te Rōhutu Whio as a foundation member. I have just come from my role as a mana whenua education facilitator at Mātauraka Mahaanui. Before this I was both a team Leader and kaiako in primary education and a kaiako in early childhood education.

In my spare time you’ll find me at wānanga developing my reo, running wānanga for tamariki, rangatahi and whānau at the marae, attempting to catch more than half a cup of īnanga whitebait on the Waitaki or spending time with my kōtiro and kurī.