Ruahikihikitanga Portfolio


On behalf of Te Taumutu Rūnanga, the Ruahikihikitanga Portfolio is the advisory leadership group for identity. The vision for the Ruahikihikitanga Portfolio is “To drive and uphold the tino rangatiratanga of Te Ruahikihiki by strengthening Ruahikihiki values, culture, traditions and practices within our people and embedding our mātauranga in our place.”



The Portfolio is made up of the following members:

David Perenara-O’Connell (Leader), Tania Nutira, Te Puawai Perenara-O’Connell, Patsy Perenara-O’Connell, Te Mairiki Williams, Liz Brown, Craig Pauling, Denise Sheat, Margaret Jones, Daphne O’Connell, Kate Flutey . Staff support – Dardanelle McLean-Smith & Puamiria Parata-Goodall

Meeting frequency

The Hauora Portfolio meets on the second Tuesday of every month at the Rūnanga office.

PDF Downloads

Previous meeting notes and agenda downloads. If you are interested in supporting the diverse range of kaupapa the Ruahikihikitanga Portfolio deliver please contact Dardanelle McLean-Smith on 

Key Documents

Some of the key documents that the Ruahikihikitanga Portfolio is guided by are listed below. You are able to download these.

Portfolio Outline

The portfolio outline is a bi-annual document that determines key priorities and work streams for staff. These documents are drafted by staff and portfolio members and approved by whānau at a rūnanga hui. Portfolio report against workflow and strategic priorities at bi-monthly rūnanga hui.

Ruahikihikitanga Portfolio Outline – Current