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Kingi Kiriona



Ngāti Ruanui, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Apa

Te Mātāwai Appointment

Kingi Kiriona was appointed in April 2018. He is a leader of Māori language and cultural development as well as an orator, a kapa haka exponent, composer and broadcaster.

Kingi is the founder and managing director of Tupu Ora Education and Development Ltd, which focuses on building Māori capability for iwi and public sector agencies. He has also been a Māori language consultant and presenter for TVNZ, Te Aho Productions, Kia Mau TV and Kia Ora FM radio.