Haemata Associates

Haemata engages a close network of associates to successfully deliver projects. Our experienced, well-qualified and energetic consultants ensure Haemata is able to deliver a comprehensive range of the highest quality Māori Language and Māori Education services.

Haemata Associates Profiles

Āwhina Gray

Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Manawa

Āwhina has taught in the primary, intermediate, secondary, and tertiary sectors and is a part-time Whakaakoranga tutor at Te Wānanga o Raukawa. Since 1997, she has been involved in a variety of Ministry of Education initiatives as a manager, co-ordinator and facilitator in both long and short term projects, including the re-development of Te Marautanga o Aotearoa and resources to support the revised marautanga.
For several years now, Āwhina has been involved in providing professional development for Māori teachers through a number of initiatives.  She has also undertaken professional development research for Māori teachers in secondary schools and has been involved with NCEA since its inception. Āwhina is currently one of the panel leads involved in developing achievement standards and support resources that derive from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa.


Beth Dixon

Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāi Tahu

Kua roa nei a Beth e mahi ana i roto i ngā kura e kawe nei i te reo Māori me te mātauranga Māori. Beth has many years teaching experience in the primary and Māori-medium education sectors.  For the past 10 years, Beth has facilitated professional development programmes including Te Poutama Tau, Te Whakapiki i te Reo and, more recently Te Marautanga o Aotearoa, supporting kura in the development and implementation of their Graduate Profiles and Marau-ā- Kura. A believer of life-long learning, Beth is enthusiastic about working with kaiako and supporting them in the development of their reo and classroom practice.






Lynette Bradnam

Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāi Tahu

Lynette has taught in both the schooling and tertiary sectors and has experience as an Assistant Principal. Her teaching experience at tertiary level includes five years developing and lecturing college of education and university programmes. While at Wellington College of Education, Lynette became Head of School, Te Kura Māori, when Wellington College of Education merged with Victoria University. During her time at the university, Lynette was also involved in research and evaluation and was a member of the evaluation team for the evaluation of Te Kauhua Māori Mainstream Pilot Project, Ministry of Education.
Lynette has been involved in the development of key professional development programmes for teachers of Māori students while working at the Ministry of Education. This includes programmes such as Te Kotahitanga, Te Mana Kōrero and Te Kauhua.


Dee Reid

Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Kahu

Dee has 8 years secondary teaching and middle management experience in English and Māori medium settings, and 8 years as a PLD facilitator in English and Māori medium settings.  Her strength and passion are in teaching and learning te reo Māori and is particularly interested in the role of digital technologies in enhancing the teaching and learning experience and outcomes for ākonga.


Lee Watt

Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Rongomaiwahine

Lee is a senior designer and manager with over 20 years experience in e-learning, education, graphic design, and Māori art. He specialises in product development, design thinking, resource creation, and digital and print marketing. Lee has expertise managing teams and complex projects such as global rebrands, collaboration initiatives, and marketing campaign production for educational publishers.