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, but 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 work closely with the Board to support and integrate WISPA’s commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
WISPA Foundation Member and Chair of the Rōpū, Pam Elgar (Ngāruahine me Te Atiawa)
WISPA Board Member Erin Roxburgh-Makea (Ngāti Porou)
MWDI representative Prue Kapua (Ngāti Whakaue me Ngāti Kahungunu)
Mere Rangihuna (Ngāti Hine me Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara)
Monique Maihi-Pihema (Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei)
Peta Forrest (Te Rārawa me Ngāti Porou).