Te Rōpū Whakahau


Name: Te Rōpū Whakahau
Also Known As:
Entity Type: Not For Profit unregistered organisation.
Affiliations: LIANZA, National Library of New Zealand, National Library of New Zealand, Association of Public Library Managers, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions , The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand, Te Wānanga o Raukawa
Industry Sector: Culture, knowledge, information, communication and systems technology
Web site: https://www.trw.org.nz
Date Established: 1992
Membership Model: Paid membership. Open to to any person, group or institution with an interest in ngā taonga i tuku iho, culture, knowledge, information, communication and systems technology work.


Te Rōpū Whakahau is the leading national body that represents Māori engaged in Culture, Knowledge, Information, Communication and Systems Technology in Aotearoa New Zealand.

It is a Māori association guided by the whakatauki “waiho i te toipoto, kaua i te toiroa” and is founded on four core values: Whanaungatanga, Manaakitanga, Kaitiakitanga and Te Reo Māori. The group supports practitioners and their organisations to empower whānau, hapū and iwi by providing development opportunities, indigenous and multicultural partnerships, and championing best practice around services, cultural responsiveness and accountability within the profession.

This group has recognised the growing relationship between the library adn information communications technology industries and has begun to adapt to the more tecnical aspects of the nature of librarianship by adding ICT to thier objectives.

Key People

  • Anahera Morehu
  • Ani Pahuru-Huriwai
  • Ann Reweti
  • Ariana Tikao
  • Bernard Makoare
  • Carla Jeffrey
  • Cellia Joe-Olsen
  • Chris Szekely
  • David Kukutai Jones
  • Donald Gregory
  • Eddie Neha
  • Glenn Taitoko
  • Haki Tahana
  • Haki Tahana
  • Haneta Pierce
  • Hinureina Mangan
  •  Jeanette Wikaira
  • Manuhiri Huatahi
  • Peter Hunter
  • Raewynne Evans
  • Spencer Lilley
  • Te Okeroa (Jock) Walker
  • Te Paea Paringatai


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