David Mason

Te Kaiwhakahaere o Mātauranga Māori - Student Support and Wellbeing

Ko Aoraki te mauka,
Ko Takitimu te waka,
Ko Arahura me māwherataka o ka hūhā o tū te rakiwhānoa tōku nga awa,
Ko Poutini te taniwha,
Ko Pounamu te taoka,
Ko Tūhuru te takata,
Ko Poutini Kai Tahu te iwi,
Ko Kati Waewae te hapū,
Ko Meihana te whānau,
Ko Henry Meihana rāua ko Diane Meihana (nee Carroll) ōku mātua,
Ko Rawiri Meihana tōku ingoa,
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TPP’s Te Kaiwhakahaere o Mātauranga Māori (The Director of Māori Education), Student Support & Wellbeing Manager David Mason is responsible for ensuring effective and high quality educational outcomes for Māori across Tai Poutini Polytechnic and to provide leadership and management of the day to day operations of the polytechnic’s Māori Strategy – He Kete Mātauranga Māori. He is also responsible for the guidance and advice institute wide, pertaining to Tikanga Māori and manager’s all functions related to student support and wellbeing.