Pāora Puru

Cultural Advisor

Pāora Puru has ancestral lineage to the Mana Whenua iwi (tribes) of Tāmaki Makaurau: Te Waiohua, Ngāti Te Ata Waiohua and Waikato-Tainui. Pāora was born and raised in Rotorua with his grandparents and his extended whānau.

Growing up in a large Māori family environment has influenced the career aspirations of Pāora where he has worked and served his Māori people within the health, education, social and community development sectors. This work has included working within Māori Policy, Māori Strategy and Māori Relationships and Engagement.

Pāora has a passion for Māori development and aspires to advance prosperity for whānau, hapū and iwi Māori.

Pāora is our cultural advisor, helping us keep Māori culture front of mind across our programmes and further embed kaupapa Māori values into the work we do.

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