Ian Ruru, Alternate Director

Te Aitanga ā Māhaki, Ngāti Porou, Ngāi Tai, Te Whakatōhea

 

Ian Ruru is very well known in the Māori eel world. He has a scientific background and is currently the Environmental Analyst for Te Rūnanga o Tūranganui ā Kiwa.

Ian is integral in development of the Mauri Compass tool that is assisting kaitiaki to restore the mauri of ancestral rivers and the significance of the humble tuna. The Compass is an innovative environmental tool designed by Te Rūnanga o Tūranganui ā Kiwa and the Gisborne District Council to start conversations about mauri and restoring waterbodies. Ian’s inspiration for developing the tool comes from his father, the late Bill Ruru, and their work together teaching aquaculture and customary fishing qualifications through workshops at 300 Marae.

Ken Mair
Ken MairChair
Whanganui, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngā Rauru, Ngāti Apa, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngā Wairiki
Lisa te Heuheu
Lisa te HeuheuDeputy Chair
Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Maniapoto
Miria Pomare
Miria PomareDirector
Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Ngāti Mutunga
Donna Flavell
Donna FlavellAlternate Director
Waikato, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Ruapani
Ian Ruru
Ian RuruAlternate Director
Te Aitanga ā Māhaki, Ngāti Porou, Ngāi Tai,
Te Whakatōhea