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Ko wai rātou? 

Mauri ora e te iwi, 

Waikato Taniwharau, 

He piko he taniwha, he piko he taniwha. 

Ko Taupiri te maunga 

Ko Waikato te awa 

Ko Waikato te iwi 

Ko Ngāti Mahuta te hapū 

Ko Taniwha te marae. 

He Mātanga Māori au i Te Waharoa. 

Kia ora! I'm Geoff

Matanga Māori 

I was born and raised in Ihumātao as the pōtiki of six tamariki of   

Les and Mary Huia. I am the Father of four tamariki and a Koro to one moko. 


I have worked in various Health Services for the past 20 years. My roles have included Youth Work, Mental Health Support Work, Residential Care and Support. I have a Bachelor of Māori Performing Arts and a New Zealand Certificate in Whānau Ora, Level 4. 


My passions are everything to do with Te Ao Māori and Mātauranga Māori. I have been a National Kapa Haka representative and involved in Taiaha, Kapa Haka judging and Kapa haka tutoring.  


I enjoy representing our organisation as a Mātanga Māori at hui around the local community. I love to connect with people and have a particular fondness for our Kaumātua.  



Tū ki te Ao, tau ana. 

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