Te Kani Kingi


I was born and raised in Poroporo and before attending St Stephen’s Māori Boys Boarding School in Sth Auckland.  I attending the University of Waikato and before spending 20 years at Massey University in various senior management and research roles.  I have a PhD in Psychometrics, a B.Soc.Sci, M.Soc.Sci (Hons), a DipTM, and PGDipMDev.  I have returned home to Whakatane in order to make a more direct and considered contribution to the Community I am incredibly passionate about.

I have strong networks throughout the Māori community and through my links to Ngati Awa, Ngati Pukeko, and Ngai Tai.  Quite apart from this, I have strong analytical, interpretive and research skills.  I have both qualitative and quantitative skill-sets and which will allow me to provide a considered and informed lens to information and data.  Importantly so that robust decisions can be made and future planning needs and issues addressed.  I have sat on a number of large governance boards and regulatory bodies.  I have also Chaired and led national organisations (including the Mental Health Commission and for a time the National Health Committee).  To this end, I would welcome the opportunity to apply these learnings and skills towards the ongoing success and development of the Chamber.