Ko Tuhipa, Ko Hikurangi ngā maunga
Ko Taumārere, Ko Waiapu ngā awa
Ko Te Rito, Ko Hinemaurea ngā marae
Ko HineĀmaru, Ko Porourangi ngā Tūpuna
Ko Ngāti Te Ara/Ngāti Kōpaki, Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti ngā Hapū
Ko Ngāti Hine, Ko Ngāti Porou ngā Iwi
Tīhei mauri ora, ki te Whai Ao, ki te Ao Mārama.
Maria Ngawati is a Māmā of 5, a previous member of the Hāpai staff back in 2014 leading our Research and Evaluation workstream, Maria has worked across all parts of the tertiary education and health sectors for the majority of her career. Maria is a current PhD candidate, holds a Master’s degree in Health Science and trained as a Physiotherapist, so has a keen interest in Health Sciences and Whānau wellbeing. Maria specialises in Health Workforce Development and will be heading the Prevention and Minimisation of Gambling Harm - National Coordination Service.