Raymond Tuuta

Ngāti Maru, Ngāti Mutunga, Taranaki Iwi, Ngāti Tama, Te Atiawa, Te Atihaunui-a-Paparangi, Ngāti Toa, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāi Tahu, Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki.

Raymond is the kaiwhakahono-ā-iwi (Engagement and Communications Manager) at Te Kāhui o Taranaki Trust. He has previous and current experience in governance roles across all facets of working for iwi allowing him to bring diverse skills and knowledge to our whānau at Ngāti Maru.

His priority continues to be towards reconnecting ngā uri o Ngāti Maru. His aspirations for Ngāti Maru are to be the best uri we can be. Whether that be in the kitchen, the karanga, on the paepae – we all have a role to play. Raymond says we are equal and are whānau regardless of where each of us have been brought up. Our whakapapa connects us and makes us who we are. Ngā uri o Maruwharanui!