Te Paepae Arahi Trust has a five member Board of Trustees who work closely with Management to ensure the Trust complies with legal requirements and maintains a best practice approach to all governance matters. Trustees bring a valuable mix of governance skills, business expertise, cultural competency, and community knowledge to oversee and ensure the facilitation, growth and development of the organisation overall.

Tama (Trustee)

Te Whānau-ā-Apanui, Ngāti Konohi, Ngāti Rākaipaaka, Ngāti Kahungunu, Kāi Tahu

Tama Kirikiri is Kaihautū Mātauranga Māori; the Sector Leader Māori Medium at Tātai Angitu. Tama is a trained teacher with fluency in te reo and tikanga Māori. He previously worked at Whitireia Polytechnic as part of the strategic planning and implementation team, with a particular focus on raising Māori student success. 

Kaymaree (Trustee)

Te Rarawa, Ngā Puhi, Ngāi Te Rangikoianaake, Ngāti Mahanga me Ngāi Tāmanuhiri.


Kay-Maree Dunn has been working in the realm of Maori and Community development for over 16 years.

Quality Governance and Coaching are core passions of hers, as is ensuring that individuals have the right tools and support to govern their organisations with confidence and competence.