Holden Hohaia

Ngāti Maru, Taranaki Whānui ki te Upoko o te Ika

Holden is currently general manager for Māori Partnerships at Manaaki Whenua (Landscape Research). His background and qualifications are in law and communication as a certified Māori Language Interpreter. Holden has been a trustee for multiple boards including Taranaki Whanui ki Te Upoko o te Ika, Te Aro Papakainga, Experience Wellington (Council Controlled Organisation) and a Trustee for 6 years now on our very own Ngāti Maru board. Holden’s focus and contribution to Ngāti Maru is to facilitate open and honest communication amongst ourselves as a collective, and to foster leadership amongst others. He is passionate about his Māoritanga through his Ngāti Maru and Taranaki Whānui identity and learning about the taiao (environment), getting involved to help restore Papatuanuku whenever possible. For Ngāti Maru his aspirations are that we are confident in our reo and identity, and that we are happy and connected to all aspects of our culture and lives.