Hellena Tirohanga Kāwhia
Kāwhia Moana, Kāwhia Kai, Kāwhia Tangata
Ko Pirongia, ko Hikaroroa ngā maunga
Ko Kāwhia te moana
Ko Opārau, ko Waikouaiti ngā awa
Ko Tainui, ko Uruao ngā waka
Ko Ngāti Hikairo, ko Ngai Tahu, ko Clan Mc Leod ngā iwi
Ko Hellena Tirohanga Kāwhia ahau
No reira, ko tēnei te mihi
Kia Ora ~ Te Tai Rawhiti born, Waikato raised, Te Tai Hauāuru nurtured, Kirikiriroa has once again become home for the past four years. I am a Mum of three teenagers / young adults, and like to exercise the philosophy of ‘drawing out/enhancing what already exists’ whether this is in my personal or professional life.
Working life has directed me in the field of group facilitation and training, however, I am currently working for my iwi Ngāti Hikairo as Claims Researcher.
I can often be found supporting my waka of crazy children whether this involves driving, cooking or cheering duties. I enjoy empowering others to empower themselves.