Ngāti Hine Health Trust are honoured to have the ongoing involvement of the following kaumātua who were in involved with the foundation of the organisation and have continued to provide guidance and support over the 26 years of its existence.
Pauline (Ngāti Whawhakia, Tainui, Te Arawa) was appointed as treasurer of the inaugural Ngāti Hine Health Trust Board in 1992 and has been a board member ever since. She has a long involvement with community groups and committees and her knowledge of the journey that Ngāti Hine Health Trust has taken over the 26 years of its establishment is invaluable. Pauline has 11 children, 32 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren.
Pane (Ngāti Te Tarawa, Ngāti Hine) was one of the first employees of the Trust, recruited in 1992 to carry out a survey of the health status of Ngāti Hine households and to conduct a rheumatic fever project. Her continued involvement with Ngāti Hine Health Trust includes time as a Trustee and as one of our kuia. She continues to play a part in supporting the Board and the organisation.