Our People

Yvonne Kainuku-Walsh

Registered nurse and special projects lead

Tracie Pile

"Making a difference where it matters most"

Awhimai Reynolds

Passionate champion for Maori women.

Erica Sinclair

Talented Photographer

Joshua Iosefa

Inspiring and exciting minds

Miria Royal

Living, working and playing to the fullest

Read Miriama's Story

Maori fashion star....

Simon Phillips

Modern day - Maori Warrior

Dr Monty Soutar

Historian, Writer, Teacher helping connect our past with the future

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Welcome to The Kumara Vine

Welcome to te aka kumara.

The purpose of this site is to celebrate Māori & Pasifika success through the stories of people achieving in their jobs and/or recognised by their communities.  The Kumara Vine also promotes those organisations proactively seeking to employ, contract and support our whanau and pasifika friends.

Please research the site and if interested in progressing your career or marketing your contracting or consulting services visit out sister site JobCafe.

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Applications are invited for the position of Kaihere, Te Herenga Waka Marae, located on the Kelburn Campus at Victoria University of Wellington.


This role is responsible for supporting our Māori students through the provision of wellbeing, pastoral care and learning support. This involves but is not...


To view jobs from our partner organisations please visit jobcafe.co.nz

JobCafe promotes job and people.  We help connect employers with great people as well as help people build a great personal brand.


"He aha te kai ō te rangatira? He Kōrero, he kōrero, he kōrero"


What is the food of the leader. It is knowledge. It is communication.