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.

Pahia Turia
Pahia TuriaChair
Ngā Wairiki, Ngāti Apa, Whanganui, Ngā Rauru and Ngāti Tuwharetoa
Donna Flavell
Donna FlavellDirector
Waikato, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Ruapani
Rawiri Faulkner
Rawiri FaulknerDirector
Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga, Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Ngai Te Rangi
Ian Ruru
Ian RuruAlternate Director
Te Aitanga ā Māhaki, Ngāti Porou, Ngāi Tai, Te Whakatōhea
Erina Watene-Rawiri
Erina Watene-RawiriAlternate Director
Waikato-Tainui, Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāi Te Rangi
Maria Nepia
Maria NepiaAlternate Director
Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Rakaipaaka