Māori Party Co-leader
Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Porou
Marama is an experienced educational leader, who has taught at kohanga reo, kura kaupapa Maori, wharekura, public secondary schooling, and more recently as an advisor in the Ministry of Education.
Throughout her career she has developed a flair in project management; in critical thinking, in relationship management; communication; leadership and strategic analysis – all transferable skills for the parliamentary arena. We are very excited about the quality representation she will offer for Ikaroa Rawhiti.
Over the last few years her role in promoting Ka Hikitia, and Tataiako has continued to motivate her to look closely at the concept of transformation- of Maori succeeding as Maori.
Marama is a proud mama of nine children and Whanau Ora has always resonated with her whanau, as a model for breeding success.
Marama wants to dedicate the best years of her career to truly embedding Whanau Ora into the national psyche – and Ikaroa Rawhiti is the ideal environment to place her energy.