Our Whānau

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Whare Isaac-Sharalnd

Co-Director (Mātauranga)
Ministry of Education Accredited Facilitator
Te Tiriti o Waitangi Practitioner
Kaupapa Māori Researcher
Kaiako Hākina, Pūtaiao & Hangarau Matihiko

Whare is a well known kaupapa Māori leader, researcher and kura Māori advocate with over 30 years of proven teaching leadership from Kōhanga Reo, Kuratahi, Wharekura, Secondary Schools through to Tertiary education. Previously, Whare was a branch manager in the Banking and Finance industry, where she honed her skills in business management.

She has led and been part of local and national programmes, guiding authentic and sustainable educational change throughout Aotearoa. Her passion is to further empower whānau and believes that by harnessing learning as the vehicle will solidify people initiatives, demand positive action as well as grow whānau who are healthy and resilient, now and into the future.

Ngā Tohu

  • MA Mātauranga Māori

  • PG Dip Teaching & Māori

  • Te Pīnakitanga ki te Reo Māori

  • Certificate of Banking

  • Bachelor Social Policy & Māori


The Ministry of Education 

Ngā Kura Māori Provider

  • NCEA Te Reo Matatini & Pāngarau Pilot 2022

Matariki Resource

  • Tini Whetū ki te Rangi 2022

Professional Learning and Development Provider

  • Palmerston North Catholic Schools Kāhui Ako 2022 - 2023

  • Palmerston North East Kāhui Ako 2022

  • Hastings Girls High School 2021-2022

  • Hastings East Kāhui Ako 2020-2021

  • Ngā Hau e Whā Kāhui Ako 2020

Te Ara Ahunga Ora - The Retirement Commission

  • Te whai hua, kia ora!  2019-2022

Māori Medium Financial Capability Online Resources Project Manager, Designer, Writer, Consultant

  • Te whai tāke, kia ora! 2021

Māori Medium Tax Resources Writer

NZCER & Te Ara Ahunga Ora

Te Āheitanga Ahumoni: He Pūrongo Whānau mō Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngā Mokopuna 2021.


Massey University - Tātai Angitū

NCEA Te Reo Matatini and Pāngarau Kura Māori Consultants 2021

Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Inc

  • Aotearoa, New Zealand Histories Taonga Tuku Iho Engagement Plan 2021

  • Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Inc Professional Learning and Development Plan 2021

  • Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Inc Mātauranga Refresh Strategy 2020-2027

Core Education

  • Project Manager Te whai hua, kia ora

  • Project Manager, designer HīAko - Kura Māori Entrepreneurship Programme

  • Kia Takatū a Matihiko Kura Māori Facilitator

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Drew Carlyle

Project Coordinator

We could not do what we do without the passion, dedication, and determination of Drew Carlyle. They came to us after many years of working in political organizations, and their expertise has been a great help along the way.

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Ash Marcus

Volunteer Supervisor

Ash Marcus is a true testament to the meaning of giving back. Starting off as a volunteer, they grew into a full-time position, dedicating countless hours to many different causes. Their time and contribution is truly valuable.

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