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.

Lisa te Heuheu
Lisa te HeuheuChair
Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Maniapoto
Miria Pomare
Miria PomareDirector
Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Ngāti Mutunga, Rongomaiwahine, Rongowhakaata
Pahia Turia
Pahia TuriaDirector
Ngā Wairiki, Ngāti Apa, Whanganui, Ngā Rauru and Ngāti Tuwharetoa
Donna Flavell
Donna FlavellAlternate Director
Waikato, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Ruapani
Ian Ruru
Ian RuruAlternate Director
Te Aitanga ā Māhaki, Ngāti Porou, Ngāi Tai,
Te Whakatōhea