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Trevor Himona

Group Manager, Kahui Rautaki Māori

Trevor is the new Group Manager Kāhui Rautaki Māori at Sport NZ Ihi Aotearoa.  

Trevor previously held the role of Director Te Pou Matihiko at Te Tari Taiwhenua Internal Affairs where he was part of the Digital Public Service branch leadership team who developed and maintained relationships with Treaty partners.   

He also led the establishment of the Mana Ōrite Agreement with Data Iwi Leaders and also developed Te Matihiko Reo, a digital and Te Ao Maori transformation programme.  

Prior to his role with Internal Affairs, Trevor previously worked at Archives New Zealand where he worked with management on strengthening Māori-Crown relations and has also held other senior leadership positions with Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga and several other government agencies.  

He also shares his expertise in various areas outside of mahi, firstly as a convenor of a national community of practice comprising cultural institutions with an interest in protecting the provenance of mātauranga Māori on digital platforms.   

He is also the Chair of the Council of Australasian Archives and Records Authorities First Nations Working Group and participates in the International Conservation Working Group on Traditional Knowledge Ecosystems.  

He is also passionate about his marae, hapū and iwi and has held various roles to support Raukawa iwi leaders at regional and national levels.

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