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Te Hau Maiangi Jo-Anne Short

Director Te Ao Partnerships

Haumaru Kai Aotearoa

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Aotearoa New Zealand

Te Hau Maiangi Jo-Anne Short

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Ko Maungatapu te maunga

Ko Mahitahi te awa

Ko Tainui me Tokomaru ngā waka

Ko Ngāti Rārua me Ngāti Toa Rangatira me Ngāti Mutunga ngā iwi,

Ko Te Hau Maiangi Short ahau.


Te Hau Maiangi has spent three and a half years in public service where she blends her vast private sector experience along with her deep respect and connection to the ahīka (those that keep the home fires burning/traditional living on the homelands). She has also participated within: The Federation of Māori Authorities, The Māori Council, The National Iwi Chairs Forum and has provided Māori representation to the NZ Climate Change Committee & Commission. She has been an advisor to iwi, hapū and whānau interests across Aotearoa.

Her current role as Director Te Ao Partnerships at Haumaru Kai Aotearoa (NZ Food Safety, a business unit of the Ministry for Primary Industries) is assisting in closing the gaps between government and the Tiriti o Waitangi partner, Māori. She is influential in indigenous progress through overlaying a Māori lens to current and new programmes/projects within NZFS.

Her approach is one of assisting others to embrace and become less fearful of Te Ao Māori and onto seeing the strength and value it offers as she does.

“it is about creating bi-directional communication that ensures dual goals become normal in government planning for the future”.

She found participating in the 2022 ANZSOG Fellowship course “a event with profound learnings and friendships that stretched across Aotearoa and Australia”.