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Tiaki Hunia joined Fonterra in 2017 as General Manager, Māori Strategy/Pouhere Māori.

As Pouhere Māori, Tiaki is responsible for progressing the Co-operative’s strategic Māori commitments and strengthening its bicultural capability.


He works across the business, to lead, build and implement Fonterra’s vision of a strong partnership with Māori, growing prosperous, healthy and sustainable communities together.

Tiaki previously held a number of roles, most recently with Te Puni Kōkiri, and prior to that, five years as Deputy Māori Trustee, Te Tumu Paeroa. He has also been involved in numerous governance roles with iwi and industry organisations over the last 10 years, notably Ngāti Awa Group Holdings Ltd, Māori Investments Ltd and Pūtauaki Trust.

Currently, Tiaki is the Chairman of the National Maori Kiwifruit Growers association and a director of Huakiwi Services ltd, a kiwifruit development entity.

Tiaki holds a Bachelor of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Māori from the University of Auckland. He has previously been admitted as a Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand and is a member of the Institute of Directors.

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