Representative

Wairewa Rūnanga Representative

Henrietta Latimer

Henrietta is a mokopuna of Topi Robinson (Ngāi Tahu) on her mother’s side and Sydney Carroll (Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairoa) on father’s side. She has two adult children and one moko.

Henrietta was appointed as Wairewa Rūnanga Representative to Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu in May 2017.

She has worked for a number of organisations promoting whānau, social well-being, employment and health. She is a strong advocate for māori women, social justice and the environment.

Henrietta is actively involved in Wairewa Rūnanga currently as Secretary of the Executive and previous Chair/Trustee of Te Kete o Wairewa Ltd.
Prior to this she has held the Chair role at Te Ngāi Tūāhuriri Rūnanga and Te Kōhaka o Tūhaitara Trust. She understands the importance of good governance and the clear line between it and management.

Henrietta is currently employed as the Marae Manager of Te Whatu Manawa Māoritanga o Rehua Trust (Rehua Marae). This role allows her to manage an urban marae catering for all iwi and the wider community.

Rūnanga Office Contact Details:

Wairewa Marae
Postal Address: PO Box 2845
Christchurch 8140
Phone: 03 377 1513
Email: Wairewa@ngaitahu.iwi.nz