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Māori and Pasifika Panel Session

Join us for an introduction to the Māori and Pasifika Super Fair. Hear from TupuToa, an organisation dedicated to growing Māori & Pacific leaders for a greater Aotearoa, as well as leading graduate employers who will speak to the various opportunities on offer to Māori & Pasifika talent.

Event Details

Wed 12 May 2021, 11:00am
Wed 12 May 2021, 11:30am
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Māori and Pasifika Panel Session

Māori and Pasifika Panelists

Read below to get to know your panelists!

Maruata Reweti

TupuToa, Programme Manager

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May Wright

Ministry of Education, Assistant Advisor Inclusion

Talofa lava, My name is May. I am a Tama’ita’I Samoa from the villages of Leusoali’I Luatuanu’u, Tuana’I, Saleaula and Papa Sataua. I currently work at the Ministry of Education as Assistant Advisor Inclusion specialising in Early in Careers and Diversity & Inclusion. I started my journey at the Ministry of Education as a Summer Intern in 2019-2020 and so blessed to still be here today. Fa’afetai lava.

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Kiriana Wairau-Hunter

Fulton Hogan, Graduate Civil Engineer

Tena Koutou Katoa,
No Rongomaiwahine me Te Atiawa ahau. Ko Kiriana Wairau-Hunter toku ingoa.
My name is Kiriana Wairau-Hunter. I am 22 years old. I have graduated with a diploma in civil engineering in 2019 at WelTec, Petone. I am a hockey player and part of the vantage black sticks development squad.
I am in my second year as a graduate engineer at Fulton Hogan. I am currently working as a paving site engineer on the Transmission Gully Project.
I am a proud Māori women whose hard work has created opportunities and achievements for my future. I want to lead by example and show our Māori and Pasifika community that there are a wide range of opportunities.

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Eteroa Tusipepa Lafaele

Xero, Developer Evangelist

Eteroa hails from the beautiful islands of Samoa. Born and bred in the place of Champions "Cannons Creek, Porirua". She has done work with helping Maori and Pasifika in technology while progressing though her career as a Software Engineer in the last 2 year to where she is now working as a Developer Evangelist for Xero. What is a Developer Evangelist? Find out more in this panel.

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Hare Paniora

Unitec Institute of Technology

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