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Whare Isaac-Sharland

Kaihautū Mātauranga


  • 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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Hohepa Isaac-Sharland

Co-Director - Kaihautū Te Reo Māori & Tikanga


  • Co-Director - Kaihautū Te Reo Māori & Tikanga

  • Ministry of Education Accredited Facilitator

  • Kaupapa Māori Researcher

As the Director Te Reo Māori me ōna Tikanga of Tai Huki Consult Ltd, Hohepa is a known Iwi leader and has spent much of his life revitalising the Māori language within Kura Māori and Tertiary education. As a kaiako, he specialises in leadership, pedagogy, and empowering whānau through te reo me ōna tikanga.

He is currently implementing the Education & Reo Strategies for Rangitāne o Manawatū Settlement Trust alongside experienced iwi experts to empower and improve the educational and reo landscape and outcomes for Rangitāne whānau. His passion focuses on empowering our whānau so that their aspirations are a reality, that their journey is enjoyable and they are in control of their future.

Ngā Tohu

  • Te Toi Reo Māori 2021 - Licensed Te Reo Māori Translator

  • Te Pānekiritanga o te Reo

  • Bachelor of Education

Ngā Wheako

Te Mātāwai - Te Tai Hau-ā-Uru Kāhui

Rangitāne o Manawatu Settlement Trust - Trustee 2019-2020

Ngā Pūmanawa

Governance & Transformation Leadership

Māori Language Translations

Te reo pāngarau expert

Hāngarau matahiko practitioner

Te Aho Matua Leader & Practitioner

Governance & Transformation Leadership

Te reo pāngarau expert

Hāngarau matahiko practitioner

Te Aho Matua Practitioner

Portrait of Smiling Woman

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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Charlie McMann

Senior Campaign Director

Charlie McMann is relatively new to BUSINESS NAME, but with their energetic personality and constant smile, it feels like they have always been a positive fixture on the team. They have led several campaigns to success.

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