Our People

Our Staff

Managed by a Chief Executive, the Te Matatini office is responsible for:

  • distributing funding for regional kapa haka development and national school competitions;
  • organising Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival;
  • co-ordinating international opportunities to showcase kapa haka overseas;
  • co-ordinating one off kapa haka events and productions;
  • growing sponsorship and revenue for Te Matatini and kapa haka development;
  • managing government and sponsor relationships; and
  • Government reporting.
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Carl Ross

Chief Executive

Alanie Thomson

Executive Officer

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Mere Takoko

Senior Advisor

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Lia Forrest

Office/Financial Co-ordinator

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Kelly Harding

Kapa Haka Administrator

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Mihimaraea Parata Gardiner

Communications Advisor

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