Ko Tongariro te maunga
Ko Taupo-nui-a-Tia te moana
Ko Te HeuHeu te tangata
Ko Landon Hepi ahau
Kia ora koutou,
My name is Landon Hepi of Ngati Tuwharetoa descent on Dad's side, and Pakeha, French, Irish and English on my Mum's side. My partner, Kiri Kamo's whakapapa includes Ngati Mutunga links to Taranaki and Wharekauri, and Portugal, on her Dad's side, and Scottish roots on her mum's side. So, our kids Miria Te Rangimarie and Te Manawa Kahurangi are a veritable melting pot of cross-cultural relations! Indeed, attending Mairehau Primary School allows our kids to be exposed to many different cultures and this is something I value highly, as it is a true reflection of the multicultural society that we live in.
Workwise, I am a General Practitioner with a Bachelor of Arts in Maori Studies and a post-graduate diploma in Sports Medicine.
I sit on Te Kahui o Papaki Ka Tai, a governance group aimed at improving Maori health across Canterbury. Previously, I have been on various committees, executives and boards at University, club and national levels.
Interests include most sports esp rugby league (go the Kiwis, Warriors and Papanui Tigers!), travel, music, sudoku, and cryptic crosswords. I enjoy spending quality whanau time, meeting new people, learning new skills and having a korero (with kai, of course!)
I'm excited by the opportunity that my new role of Maori whanau rep on the Board of Trustees provides for Maori whanau at Mairehau. I'm here to provide a voice for any concerns that you may have, so no matter how big or small, please let me know and I will take it to the Board on your behalf.
I look forward to hearing from, meeting with, and growing this role with Maori whanau at Mairehau.
Meri Kirihimete me nga mihi o te Tau Hou