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He Wāhine Toa Kei Te Kokiri

In early 2021, 12 members of the WISPA Board, Team and Agency network undertook 40 hours of intensive Te Kaa training, founded by Precious Clark from Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei. In parallel, we were delighted to welcome Māori Women’s Development Inc (MWDI) as a strategic partner to support our WISPA work in Aotearoa New Zealand, and to also guide us in our delivery of the 8th IWG World Conference on Women & Sport. Both these initiatives have led us to establish our Māori Rōpū, He Wāhine Toa kei te Kokiri (Strong Women Making a Move).

The rōpū works closely with the Board to support and integrate WISPA’s commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Pam Elgar
Ngāruahine me Te Atiawa
WISPA Foundation Member and Chair of the Rōpū 


Mere Rangihuna (nee Ngawati) (Ngāti Hine | Ngā Puhi | Ngāti Manu | Te Uri-o-Hau)
WISPA Board Member

Peta Forrest
Te Rārawa me Ngāti Porou

Erin Roxburgh-Makea
Ngāti Porou
WISPA Board Co-Chair

Chantal Bakersmith
Ngā Puhi/ Ati-Haunui a Paparangi

Sable Heke
Ngāti Ranginui, Tauranga Moana

Vanessa Mill
Ngāti Porou, Ngā Puhi
Co-Founder and Kaihautū of Tū Mātau Ora





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