Welcoming our new Kaumatua

Update Kauneke Update Rērere Kōrero

We are very pleased to announce Kura Moeahu (QSO), has agreed to be our new Kaumatuā.

Kura is looking to the right. He is wearing a collared shirt and has moko kanohi on the lower half of his face..

The role is in succession to Pāpā Bill Kaua, who sadly passed away in December last year after serving with Te Pātaka Whaioranga for 13 years. 

Kura is a very well-known and respected leader in Māoridom, exemplified by his role as Cultural Advisor to Parliament. His appointment brings a strong foundation in mātauranga Māori, tikanga and mana whenua through his whakapapa links to Te Atiawa.

Kura starts his tenure with us in mid-July where he will be welcomed with a powhiri.

This story is part of our Kauneke Update 

The Kauneke Update will keep you informed on important news and progress towards Pharmac's strategic goals. In te reo Māori, kauneke means to develop and move forward.