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Kairangahau Māori - Māori Researcher, Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research

Lara is of Māori, Dutch and Pākehā descent. She works as a Kairangahau Māori (indigenous researcher) to enable and empower indigenous tribes, sub-tribes, families and people through improved environmental planning, policy and legislation. She is also a Trustee on one of her tribal land blocks Tahorakuri, and works for her tribe Ngāti Tahu. And she is a proud māmā.

Experience

  • 2017–2021
    Kairangahau Māori, Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research
  • 2012–2017
    Māori Planner and Policy Analyst, Auckland Council