Of Ngati Porou and Ngati Hine descent and mother of Maraea and Mere Arihi. An active member of the Aotearoa New Zealand Evaluation Association (http://www.anzea.org.nz) and the American Evaluation Association (http://www.eval.org). Past Co-Chair of the Tangata Whenua, Community & Voluntary Sector Research Centre (http://www.communityresearch.org.nz) and in the area of Whanau Ora Action Research (http://whanauoraresearch.co.nz). Also a Facilitator who provides a range of services including training in communication and planning (http://www.tetramap.com/read/masters) and (www.pathplanningtool.co.nz). A composer/musician who has recorded a number of albums of original and contemporary Maori music. http://www.communityresearch.org.nz.