Ricky Te Akau
Mai ī te maunga tapu ō Tongariro
Ki te wai marino ō Taupō-nui-ā-Tia
Ko te whare ariki o Te Heuheu e mihi atu
He uri nō roto ō Ngāti Tūwharetoa
Ko Ricky Te Ākau ahau
It’s an honour and privilege to be working amongst our people on this extremely important kaupapa. I am passionate about iwi and whānau relationships as well as health-focused development. I have been involved with the mahi that NZAF has done stretching back to the early 2000s.
I take pride in serving LGBTQIA+, MSM, Takatāpui, and the many colours and facets that make up our diverse rainbow community. Negotiating the many nuances of our community’s needs is often complex and I believe by keeping good communications with our community we can achieve the greater good.
It’s great to be back amongst a group of people who are equally as passionate in the mahi that they do and striving to be the best.
Ngā mihi mahana ki a tātou