Bede Dwyer, Tai Kōrero/Senior Communications Advisor
Bede Dwyer is currently the Tai Kōrero (Senior Communications Advisor) at Te Ohu Kaimoana (Māori Fisheries Trust) and Te Wai Māori Trust (Māori Freshwater Fisheries Trust). He is responsible for the marketing, media, design at both Trusts and also for providing communications to our Mandated Iwi Organisations and Asset Holding Companies. He is also the organiser of the annual Māori Fisheries Conference.
Bede has previously worked in communications at the Earthquake Commission as an advisor in the Public Education and Design team, and prior to that as an advisor looking after internal communications. More recently Bede worked as a communications advisor at Te Tumu Paeroa (the organisation that supports the Māori Trustee) and has specialised in Iwi Māori communications for the past four years. He has a close association with the prestigious annual Māori farming competition the Ahuwhenua Trophy and Te Tairāwhiti Māori recruitment agency Atahaia Consultancy Limited. Bede has previously provided communications support to Rotomā No 1 Incorporation (Rotomā).
Bede has studied in digital marketing and graphic design and is passionate about Māori art and design in particular. He also has a keen interest in tikanga Māori, maramataka and te ao Māori in general.