Our Team

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Kei aku nui, kei aku rahi,

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Janelle Riki-Waaka

Kaiwhakahaere (Director)

A highly experienced leader and consultant specialising in the development of cultural competencies, Te Tiriti o Waitangi education and digital technologies. With more than 20 years experience Janelle has become highly regarded in these fields often sought after to support the professional learning journeys of educational contexts, corporate organisations and government entities.

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Nathan Mahikai Riki

Kaiwhakahaere (Director)

Nathan has experience entrenched in the enablement of culturally empowering practices.  A former University Lecturer in Te Reo Māori and Culturally Responsive Practices, Nathan is an active leader and regarded speaker in the development of safe places for Māori and indigenous communities.


He has delivered multiple layers of impact spanning from rangatahi Māori (youth), through to the deep implementation of tikanga Māori and cultural competency into corporate and government organisations. 

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