Meet the Team

We’re a diverse bunch of community researchers, and welcome others to join us.

Hunaara Waerehu

Ngāti Porou, Ngāi Tūhoe

Hunaara is based between Wellington and Tikitiki. He is a student of economics, a company director and provides advice to corporate clients in the investment banking sector.

Renee Raroa

Ngāti Porou

Renee is from Rangitukia and works with Toha NZ developing an online platform to reliably measure and prove regenerative outcomes.

Manu Papuni-Iles

Ngāti Porou

Manu is based in Rangitukia and works with students at Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Waiu o Ngāti Porou.

Te Ataakura Tanirau-Wickliffe

Ngāti Porou

Te Ataakura is based in Rangitukia and works in communications.

Manu Caddie

Ngāti Pūkenga, Ngāti Hauā

Manu is based at Makarika and is involved in the biotech sector.

Jody Toroa

Ngai Tāmanuhiri, Rongowhakaata, Ngāti Porou

Jody is based at Muriwai and works for her marae, hapū and iwi.

Dr Terrence Loomis 

Aotearoa/NZ citizen

Terry is based in Gisborne and works as an independent researcher specialising in climate change policy, transition and community engagement.