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Nā Te Kore Co-Chair

Craig Pauling (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Mutunga, English, Scottish, Welsh) is a founding member and former co-chair of Ngā Aho, and currently leads the Te Hīhiri Cultural Advisory Team at New Zealand owned environmental design and planning consultancy Boffa Miskell.  Craig has almost 20 years’ experience in the environmental management field, particularly focussed on iwi Māori issues.  He has a passion for ensuring the unique natural and cultural heritage of Aotearoa is celebrated through urban design, natural resource policy and planning, and ecological restoration. Craig is also heavily involved in waka ama, as well as reviving the use of traditional canoes and sailing waka.  He lives in Ōtautahi with his wife Janyne and their three tamariki, Mihiroa, Meihana and Tainui.