Rireana Kirkwood

Rangatahi representative

Ko Taupiri tōku maunga
Ko Waikato tōku awa
Ko Tainui tōku waka
Ko Waikato-Tainui te iwi
Ko Ngati Tamaoho tōku hapu
Ko Whatapaka me ngā Mangatangi tōku marae
Ko Hauwhenua raua ko Rireana ngā tipuna
Ko Kirkwood tōku whānau
Ko Rireana tōku ingoa
Ko kaimahi Te Kooti Whenua Māori ki te rohe o Te Waipounamu ki Ōtautahi

Kia ora e te whānau, I have the privilege of being the Rangatahi Representative for the Public Service Sector.

I have been a worksite delegate since 2016 for the Māori Land Court in Te Waipounamu, Ōtautahi (Christchurch). I have also been a Rūnanga delegate since early 2018 for the Ministry of Justice, covering the South Island rohe.

I was recently elected to be the Rangatahi Representative for Māori youth in the Public Service Sector.  I am passionate about what our challenges are and how we can be developed as young leaders for the future of the Public Service.  I have dreams that Māori will be highly represented in our senior leadership and in the decisions that impact our whānau but in order to get there we need to come together and work towards common goal.

I am proud to be Māori and am excited to start our haerenga towards making a better working life for Māori.

Caroline Fisher

Sector women's representative

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Marshall Tangaroa

Department of Corrections

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Chantalle Smith

Department of Internal Affairs

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Aleeta Hau

Ministry of Education

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Athol Ringrose

Ministry of Social Development

athol.ringrose@psa.org.nz

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Paula Davis

Sector Māngai, Ministry of Justice

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Robyn Holland

Inland Revenue

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Jackie Kerr

Department of Corrections

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Ulualofaiga Mareko

Ministry of Justice

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Paula Warren

Department of Conservation

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Nicole Nepe

Te Puni Kokiri

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Dave Nendick

Ministry for Primary Industries

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Priscilla Benioni

Sector Māngai

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Pere Paul

Sector Māngai

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Rireana Kirkwood

Rangatahi representative

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Daniel Freeman McGrath

Youth Representative

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Rob Teppett

Oranga Tamariki

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Sam Dowd

NZ Defence Force

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Craig Hall

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

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