Meet Our Team

We have a great team of friendly, hard-working people who we would love to have you meet.  They have plenty to say about working for Waikato Tainui, so we’ll let them tell you why it’s such a great place to work.

Kawena (Kawe) Jones
Kawena (Kawe) Jones
Employment Portfolio Lead, Waikato Tainui
Waikato, Ngaati Maahanga, Ngaati Hourua, Oomaero,Te Papa O Rotu

"I am passionate about creating meaningful and sustainable opportunities for my people and empowering them to reach their full potential."


Papakura Kaa
Papakura Kaa
Employment Support, Waikato Tainui
Tainui, Ngaati Kahungunu, Poihakena, Kaitoke, Ngaati Tahinga, Ngaati Pakapaka

"It is an awesome opportunity to be able to work for my Iwi and be in a position where I can help motivate and secure employment for tribal members."


Kaaro Iti-Moeke
Kaaro Iti-Moeke
Pastoral Care Support, Waikato Tainui
Ngai Tuuhoe, Waikato, Ngaruahine, Te Rewarewa, Hukanui, Okare Ki Uta, Mahurehure, Ngaati Wairere, Ngaati Haua (ki Taranaki)

"Being new to the role, not only do I feel blessed to be working alongside a talented, passionate and fun team BUT I am grateful for the opportunity to work with some of our people – to help them realise their goals and dreams, and be a part of their transformational change."