Michael was elected as the Waihōpai Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu representative in 1999, and had previously been the alternate.
After 20 years Michael has retired as Kaupapa Taiao Manager for Te Ao Mārama Inc. working in the area of Resource Management. He is an approved RMA Hearings Commissioner, Kaiwhakahaere, Kaitiaki Rōpū o Murihiku and Kaiwhakahaere, Te Rūnaka o Waihopai. Michael served 13 years as a Southern Institute of Technology Council Member and has been retained as the SIT Kaumatua. He is a member of the Rakiura Titi Island Administering Body and past member of the Rakiura Titi (Beneficial) Island Committee
In 1987 Michael gained his private pilot’s licence.
Postal Address: PO Box 7017
Phone: (03) 216 9074