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Gill Potaka-Osborne

Whakauae Research Services

Presenter 1. Gill Potaka-Osborne

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Ko te awa ko au

Ko Gill Potaka-Osborne au.


My professional career and an interest in all Kaupapa Māori began with involvement in kohanga reo (language nests) in the early eighties. This was followed by 15 years in the public sector before I rekindled a passion for Māori development and joined a Māori Development Organisation managing Māori provider contracts. In 2005, I was given an opportunity to join the Ngāti Hauiti owned Whakauae Research Services. My current role is community researcher and evaluator affording me the opportunity to engage, build capability and seek solutions with local communities. My passion is to grow Māori potential and I am excited about being able to use research and evaluation as methods for advancing Māori development.

I am a member of the Aotearoa New Zealand Evaluation Association (ANZEA) and of the Australian Evaluation Society (AES).


Presenter 2: Teresa Taylor

Teresa Taylor is a Director of T & T Consulting Limited, based in Hamilton, New Zealand.  Teresa has worked within the evaluation and research sector for 15 years, as a primary contractor as well as a sub-contractor.  Teresa’s area of evaluation and research interest is kaupapa Māori projects. 

Teresa has a degree in Māori Laws and Philosophy from Te Wānanga o Raukawa, and is a member of the Aotearoa New Zealand Evaluation Association.

Teresa lives in Hamilton with her whānau (family).  Tribal affliations include: Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Kuia and New Zealand Pākehā.  Tēnā tātou katoa.

Presentations by Gill Potaka-Osborne
He Whetū Arataki (The Guiding Star) Youth Leadership Programme
He Whetū Arataki (The Guiding Star) Youth Leadership Programme
Thursday 20th June 2:30pm to 2:50pm

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