Kaiārahi Ture │ Consultant
Waikato, Ngāti Kahu, Te Paatu
Admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of NZ
LL.B., B.A. in Māori Studies and History │ Victoria University of Wellington
LL.M. (Distinction) │ Victoria University of Wellington
Tai works closely alongside his clients to understand their broader context in order to provide tailored advice. Tai has wide ranging expertise advising on Māori legal issues, commercial law and trust law.
Tai has appeared in the Waitangi Tribunal, the High Court and the Court of Appeal. Tai has held both legal and management roles, most recently as the Chief Executive of Hineuru Iwi Trust. Tai is involved in several legal research projects and has taught the law of ethics, Māori land law and statutory interpretation as an Adjunct Lecturer at Victoria University’s law school. Tai also acts as General Counsel for Te Ohu Kaimoana on a part-time basis.
Tai and Awanui are pāpā and māmā to Te Waimarino and Raukura. Tai speaks Te Reo Māori.
Riana Te Ngahue
Ākonga Ture │ Legal Intern
Ngāti Porou (Te Whānau-a-Tūwhakairiora)
Riana is in her final year at Victoria University of Wellington studying towards an LLB and BA majoring in Te Reo Māori. Riana is also the Tumuaki Wāhine (Co-President) of Ngā Rangahautira (the Māori Law Students’ Society) for 2020. Riana assists the Whāia Legal team with a range of kaupapa including legal research.
Riana speaks Te Reo Maori.