Tainui te Waka, Pirongia te MaungaNgāti Hikairo te iwi, Ngāti Te Mihinga te HapūKāwhia Kai, Kāwhia Moana, Kāwhia TangataKo Tahaho taku tūpuna, Ko Steve Morgan taku ingoa
As a child growing up at the Paa, our parents ensured the importance of returning to Kāwhia – to whakawhanaunga, to mahi, to play and to reconnect with our whānau, our hapū and our iwi. These traits have been passed on to my tamariki and mokopuna.
For many years, I have worked behind the scenes as a “ringa raupa” and also contributed to the many marae projects - I look forward to the challenge of being the Chairman of the marae committee and working with our people.
Ko Tongariro te maungaKo Rotoaira te moanaKo Tuwharetoa te IwiKo Ngāti Hikairo te hapūKo Te Wharerangi Te TangataI te taha ki tōku MamaKo Tainui te wakaKo Ngāti Hikairo te iwiKo Pirongia te maungaKo Kāwhia te moanaKo Waipapa te maraeKo Kelly Isherwood ahauTēnā koutou katoa
My passion is my marae at Waipapa, I have been a part of my mother’s marae since I was young and knew one day I would take a role as a committee member or trustee. I have a strong connection to Waipapa which for me was a legacy left behind by my grandfather the late Fred Te Weu Porima. As a Treasurer I believe I can with my team, fulfil my duties for the betterment of my Iwi.
Ngā mihi nui ki a tātou katoa i tēnei wāKorōria ki te matua nui i te rangiMaungārongo ki runga i te mata o te whenuaWhakaaro pai ki ngā tāngata katoaHe mihi ki a Kiingi Tuheitia Potatau Te Wherowhero te TuawhituTe pou herenga wakaTe pou herenga tangata me te kāhui ariki nui tonu PaimairieTēnei te tū akeKi te mihi atu, ki a koutouTe whānau o Waipapa Marae CommitteeKo Pirongia-te-aroaro-o-Kahu rāua ko Aoraki ngā maungaKo Kawhia rāua ko Te Ara Kiwa ngā moanaKo Ōpārau rāua ko Waimakariri ngā awaKo Tainui rāua ko Takitimu ngā wakaKo Ngāti Hikairo rāua ko Kai Tahu ngā iwiKo Waipapa rāua ko Te Rau Aroha ngā maraeKo Te Whānaupani rāua ko Kāti Mamoe ngā hapūKo Whakamarurangi rāua ko Tahu Pōtiki ngā tāngataKo Tiki Porima-Ryan tōku ingoaNō Kāwhia ahau.
MY ASSOCIATION:Kāwhia Māori Women’s Welfare LeagueTe Puru Hikairo Trust (Interim Trustee)Waipapa Marae Committee Waipapa Poukai CommitteeKāwhia Methodist ChurchTrustee for Waipapa (Interim Trustee)Ngā Marae Toopu
MY RESPONDSIBILITIES:Treasurer for Waipapa Poukai & Marae Committee (2014- 2020)Treasurer Kāwhia MWW League (2018-2020)Interim Treasurer Te Puru Hikairo (2020)Interim Treasurer Kāwhia Methodist Church (2020)
MY COMMITMENT:Waipapa Poukai & Marae committee been a treasurerPoukai Rounds Kāwhia MWW League with Maniapoto Pact Trust MirimiriKāwhia Methodist Church assisting Tumoaki Diana Tana with Holy communion.Waiata and Mooteatea with Haki and Whetu.
MY SKILLS:Tikanga (Matauranga Māori) (Level 3) 2017Certificate in Art (Māori)/Kāwai Raupapa 2017Ngā Kete Mātauranga RorohikoNew Zealand Certificate in Computing(Intermediate User) (Level 3) 2018Ngā Kete Mātauranga RorohikoNew Zealand Certificate in Computing(Advanced User) (Level 4) 2018
Ki te taha o taku mama, Ko Te Ruru Neri PikiaKi te taha o taku papa, Ko Miki Mita Te Hae WetereKo Queenie Karewa Te Hae tōku ingoaKo Pirongia te maungaKo Ōpārau te awaKo Kāwhia te moanaKo Waipapa te maraeKo Ngāti Hikairo ahau
What were you doing prior to this appointment?
What’s your skill set?
What’s your vision for the future of the marae?
Te Wharekura o Rākaumangamanga
University of Waikato
Fields of Interest:
Ko Tainui te wakaKo Pirongia te maungaKo Ōpārau te awaKo Kāwhia te moanaKo Ngātokakairiri te motuKo Motutara te raenga kūitiKo Te Wharu te tāwhangawhangaKo Kaiwhai te pātakaKo Rangiahua me Kaiewe ngā māniaKo Ngāti Horotakere, Ngāti Puhiawe me Ngāti Mahuta ngā hapūKo Ngāti Hikairo te iwiKo Whakamarurangi te tangataHe uri tēnei o ngā whānau Tai Hauauru, Wetere, Porima me Te Hae
“Philosophy is not a body of doctrine but an activity.”― Ludwig Wittgenstein, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus