Gina Huakau

Greater Dunedin

Tēnā koe
Te Atua o Taiehu te mauka
Ko te tai ō Rapuwai te tai
I kōpaki au i te iwi ō Kai Tahu, Kati mamoe, Waitaha
Kō Tonga rātou kō Irish kō Scottish kā iwi
Nō Ōtepoti ahau
Kō Gina Huakau tōhoku īkoa
Kō Mark Schafer tōhoku hoa rakatira
Kō Sophie rāua kō Max kā tamariki

Gina is a Dunedin Trustee and hails from a large family including Kai Tahu whānau, Tongan fānau and Irish, Scottish ancestors. She has two children with her partner Mark who is German, and together they own One Goal Holdings Ltd a consultancy company. Since completing her Masters at Otago University, she has worked in education as a Senior Advisor for the Ministry of Education and in teaching and research including as a Senior Lecturer at Otago Polytechnic. Most recently Gina along with Mātāwai consultancy have been developing community development tools for the non-for-profit sector and in strengthening governance practices among community led groups. She is Deputy Chair for Adventure Development Ltd, Deputy Chair for Tomahawk Smaills Beachcare Trust, and advisor for the Dunedin City Council's Puaka Matariki Steering Roopu. When she can, she enjoys tramping and strategy games.