Dr. Mahina-a-rangi Baker (Ātiawa, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Toa) runs Te Kōnae, a Māori environmental consultancy that supports iwi and hapū all over the country, and also works providing advice to government on environmental issues. Currently she is reviewing the governments proposed reform of the Resource Management Act. The work that takes up most of her time is working as the Environment Manager for Āti Awa ki Whakarongotai. She is a lecturer in Kaitiakitanga Pūtaiao (Māori Science) at Te Wānanga o Raukawa. Her PhD is in Environmental Planning and her thesis was focused on mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge) tools for modelling water catchments. She has also been closely involved in the development of the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2020 in her role on the Kāhui Wai Māori.
Wednesday 1 Dec | 8:30 am