Team Profiles

The Operational Team are responsible for the day to day activities of the Society.


Please feel free to contact us with any enquiry about services, events or to become a member of our network.

Chrissie Cowan

Chief Executive Officer


Of Ngāti Kahungunu and Ngāti Porou descent

Ko Kahuranaki te maunga
Ko Tuki Tuki te awa
Ko Poukawa te waiu
Ko Kahurānaki te marae
Ko Te Rangikoianake te hapu
Ko Te Whatuiapiti te tangata
Ko Takitimu te waka
Ko Ngāti Kahungunu te iwi

Ko Christine Cowan toku ingoa


Phone: 0800 770 990

Janene Tihema

Administration Support


Of Ngāti Kahungunu descent.

Ko Tākitimu te waka
Ko Tamatea Arikinui te tangata
Ko Kahuranaki te maunga
Ko Ngaruroro te awa
Ko Takaparata te taniwha
Ko Kārewarewa te manga roa
Ko Hikawera te tuarua te wharenui
Ko HInetemoa te wharekai
Ko Ngāti Rāhunga i te rangi, ko Ngāti Poporo ngā hapū
Ko Ihaka Kāpō te urupā

No Korongota toku Pāpā, No Ruatorea toko Māmā
Ko Janene Tihema toku ingoa

Janene started volunteering at Kāpō Māori Aotearoa in 2016. She formally joined in April 2017, offering administration support at our National Office in Hastings.


Phone: 0800 770 990

Hannah Pascoe

Tangata Whaikaha Kaimahi (Hapori Māori)


Of Ngāi Tahu descent.

Ko Aorangi te maunga
Ko Waihopai te awa
Ko Takitimu te waka
Ko Murihiku te Marae
Ko Ngāi Tahui, Kati Mamoe me waitaha nga iwi
Ki te taha toku mama Lea Ryan
Ki te taha pakeha toku papa Alan Pascoe

Ko Hannah Pascoe toku ignoa
No Murihiku ahau
Nga mihi nui kia koutou katoa

Based in Invercargill, Hannah has been apart of Kāpō Māori Aotearoa NZ for over 10 years.

She started as a Kāpō Rangatahi member in 2007. In 2010 Hannah was a whānau researcher for the Accessing Opthalmologist Services for Kāpō Māori under 21 research project.

Hannah has now been a Tangata Whaikaha Kaimahi since 2012.


Phone: 0800 770 990

Delayne Tutemahurangi

Tangata Whaikaha Kaimahi (Hapori Māori)


Of Ngāti Tuwharetoa, Taunui and Te Whanua a Apanui descent.

Ko Tongariro te maunga
Ko Whanganui te awa
Ko Te Arawa te waka
Ko Ngati Tuwharetoa te iwi
Ko Ngati Manunui te hapu
Ko Taumaihiorongo te marae
Ko Kea a Moengaroa Mahu toku kaumatua

Ko Delayne Tutemahurangi ahau.

Based in Taumarunui, Delayne has been with Kāpō Māori Aotearoa since March 2017.


Phone: 0800 770 990

Kiri Amy Hill

Tangata Whaikaha Kaimahi (Hapori Māori)


Of Ngāti Kahungunu descent.

Ko Takitimu te waka
Ko Tamatea Arikinui te tangata
Ko Ngāti Hori, Ngāti Hawea, Ngāti Hinemoa ngā hapū
Ko Kahuranaki te maunga
Ko Ngaruroro te awa
Ko Heretaunga te whare
Ko Ngati Kahungunu te iwi

Ko Kiri Hill Ahau.

Based at our Hastings Office, Kiri has been working with Kāpō Māori Aotearoa since February 2019.


Phone: 08090 770 990

Lisa Edwards

Data Projector


Of Tainui, Ngati Kahungunu, Rangitane, Kāi Tahu descent.

Ko Karioi, Kahuranaaki, Te Ara o Paikea, Rangitūmau, Ruahine, Te Kohurau, Aoraki nga maunga,.
Ko Whaingaroa te Moana ngaunguru i te ao, ngaunguru i te po, Poukawa te waiū, ko te Moana nui a kiwa te moana Ko Raumahanga, Manawatu, Waitaki, Kakaunui, Waihemo nga awa.
Ko Takitimu, Kurahaupo, Uruao nga waka.
Ko Poihakena, Kahurānaki, Ruawharo, Te OreOre, Makirikiri, Uenuku nga Marae
Ko Tainui a whirl, Te Rangikoeanaki, Ngai Tama, Ngati Hamua, Kāti Hāteatea, Kāi Kahukura, Kāi Hinemihi Hinematua, nga hapū.

Ko Lisa Waretini-Edwards ahau. Tena ra koutou katoa.

Lisa had previously volunteered every year for Kāpō Māori Aotearoa since 2016. As of June 2019, Lisa is Kāpō Māori Aotearoa's Data Projector, helping with contacting new members and conducting our government contracted surveys.


Phone: 0800 770 990

Tarewa Cowan

Communications Officer


Of Ngāti Kahungunu and Tahitian descent.

Ko Kahuranaki te maunga
Ko Tuki Tuki te awa
Ko Poukawa te waiu
Ko Kahurānaki te marae
Ko Te Rangikoianake te hapu
Ko Te Whatuiapiti te tangata
Ko Takitimu te waka
Ko Ngāti Kahungunu te iwi

Ko Tarewa Cowan toku ingoa

Tarewa formally joined Kāpō Māori Aotearoa in June 2019 as our Communications Officer, working closely with our rangatahi group; Ngā Rōpu o Manaaki Tāngata Kotahitanga, (MTK).


Phone: 0800 770 990

Ngatamaine Tauranga

Media Assistant


Of Ngāti Kahungunu and Cook Island descent

Ko Tākitumu tōku Waka
Ko Kahurānaki tōku Maunga
Ko Ngaruroro tōku Awa
Ko Ngāti Kahungunu tōku Iwi
Ko Te Aranga tōku Marae
Kei Heretaunga au e nōho kainga ana
Ko Uaongo Makerea rāua ko Hone Tauranga ōku mātua
Ko Tepivai Huirama tōku whaea whāngai

Ko Ngatamaine Tauranga tōku ingoa (Ngā)

As of February 2020, Ngatamaine is Kāpō Māori Aotearoa’s Media Assistant and will be contributing to our website and social media sites.

Previous to joining Kāpō Māori Aotearoa, Nga has been volunteering in various fields for the past 19 years and is currently sitting on two national Pasifika boards for Pasifika people with disability.


Phone: 0800 770 990