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Tawehi Hakopa Munro
I am a descendent of Takitimu, Tainui and Aotea waka. My marae are Whakakī and Iwitea in Hawke's Bay, Parihaka Pā (Toroanui Marae) in Taranaki, Kotahitanga Marae in the King Country, Wairewa Marae in Christchurch and Waingaro Marae in the Waikato. My name is Tawehi Munro and my parents are Pieri Munro and Wikitoria Munro - nee Rangitaawa). I am married to Putiputi Te Wake who is of Ngāti Haua, Tūwharetoa, Te Rarawa and Ngāti Maniapoto.
We have four children – Heremia (and his partner Hera), Aidan, Whenua-roimata and Uenuku - and one mokopuna; whose name is Te Maungarongo.
My background is operational management in the Royal New Zealand Navy. Like my wife, I am also a reo Māori kai-whakako of Te Ataarangi. My current role is a Public Health Programme Coordinator with the HB District Health Board - Health-Promoting Schools.
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