A big highlight of his life was travelling through Hawaii and Canada in 2011. Moving forward, his future aspiration is to leverage the power of the internet and build an online infopreneur digital platform. Ngati Kawa is a highly active member of our community and is involved in a number of organisations. He is the Te Tii Waitangi Marae Chairman, a Te Tii (Waitangi) B3 Trustee and Te Maungarongo Whenua Trust Chairman. He is involved with the Taitokerau Maori Tourism Association, Iwi Kiwi Eco Park (Waitangi Endowment Forest) and Tuu Taua o Ngapuhi (Ngapuhi Martial Arts Academy).
Ngati Kawa says
I look up to the Trustees of Focus Paihia, and their co-ordinator Tiff Holland, because they have been the drivers behind creating an amazing community spirit. What can I bring to my role as Focus Paihia Māori Representative? I believe its whanaungatanga, making everyone, Maori and Pakeha, feel like we are all part of ONE BIG HAPPY FAMILY”.
Ko Ngatokimatawhaorua te Waka – Ngatokimatawhaorua is the sacred vessel that carried my DNA to this land
Ko Pouerua the Maunga – Pouerua is the sentinel mountain that has watched over us for many generations
Ko Waitangi te Awa – The flowing life waters of the Waitangi river is part of my well being
Ko Te Tiriti O Waitangi te Whare Tupuna – Our ancestral house constructed for chiefly gatherings is called Te Tiriti O Waitangi
Ko Ngapuhi te Iwi – My Ngapuhi kinship is an inheritance I claimed at birth
Tihewa Mauri Ora – Tis, I breathe and am one with all creation