Ka Hikitia Whānau

The Ka Hikitia group is a collection of passionate and committed members of the Mairehau community. We aim to have a hui at least once a term to discuss what we are doing as a school to achieve our Ka Hikitia vision statement. Our hui provide the opportunity to share new ideas, make connections with each other and of course eat a whole lot of kai! Everyone is always welcome to attend. 
The vision of the Ka Hikitia group is... ‘Māori enjoying and achieving education success as Māori’. This vision means ensuring that all Māori students, their parents and their whānau participate in and contribute to an engaging and enjoyable educational journey that recognises and celebrates their unique identity, language and culture. This journey will support Māori students to achieve the skills, knowledge and qualifications they need to achieve success in te ao Māori, New Zealand and in the wider world.

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


IF you are interested or have any questions please contact Vanessa Randall or Vicki Piper.
Email: vanessa@mairehau.net or  vicki@mairehau.net