Ko Ngongotahā te maunga
Ko Rotorua-nui-a-kahu matamomoe te roto
Ko Te Arawa te waka
Ko Ngāti Whakaue te iwi
Ko Ngāti Tūnohopū te hapū
Ko Paratehoata te marae
Ko Tara Sears ahau
I am a proud Te Arawa Rangatahi, passionate about sparking change within our iwi for the current and future generations to come.
I am particularly passionate about finding ways to live a more sustainable, indigenous lifestyle and to do this, Te Arawa needs to have a strong voice in the decision-making process of where our community is heading. This strong voice needs to come with a strong understanding of our community, the environment and most importantly, Te Ao Māori.
This is the voice I hope to be.
The partnership between Te Tatau o Te Arawa and the Rotorua Lakes Council is our opportunity to create a community that WE as MĀORI want to grow and raise our children in.
This is what I hope to achieve