Whanganui never refers to our human role in upholding our connection with our natural environment as a kaitiaki role.
To us, our kaitiaki are the mouri or spiritual guardians with whom we are innately interconnected. Hence our role as humans is termed tangata tiaki (tangata: people, tiaki: to protect or care).
Ngā Tāngata Tiaki o Whanganui
|Nancy Tuaine||Kaihautū (Chief Executive)|
|Piki-te-ora Manuel||Executive Assistant|
|Merengahoe Ranginui||Office Administrator|
|Ian Trethewey||Finance General Manager|
|Te Aroha McDonnell||Taiao Manager|
|Leigh-Marama McLachlan||Communications Manager|
|Lou Tyson||Operations Manager|
|Javell Pereka||On secondment with Ministry for the Environment until Feb 2022|
|Kimmy Ranginui||Data Entry Administrator|