Our Team

Hineihaea Murphy (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Apa, Ngāi Tahu)

Neke atu i te toru tekau tau a Hineihaea e mahi ana i roto i ngā kaupapa reo Māori me ngā kaupapa mātauranga. Nāna tēnei kamupene a Haemata i tīmata, he hiahia nōna ki te tautoko i te reo me ngā kaupapa mātauranga i roto i te rāngai tūmataiti.

As Project Director, Hineihaea leads the Haemata team. A trained secondary Māori language teacher, Hineihaea has more than 30 years experience in the Māori language and Māori sectors. Hineihaea is an experienced researcher and advisor on Māori education, with a particular interest in Māori-medium education and has developed and facilitated a number of teacher education in-service programmes on curriculum, second language pedagogy, and assessment.

Hineihaea has managed a number of national Māori language and education projects including Te Reo Māori and Te Reo Pākeha learning areas within Te Marautanga o Aotearoa - for the Ministry of Education  Whakamātauria Tō Reo Māori language proficiency examination system for Te Taura Whiri i te reo Māori, and Tātaiako: cultural competencies for teachers of Māori learners for the Education Council (then New Zealand Teachers Council) and Ministry of Education. Hineihaea is also the National Lead for Māori-medium Tumuaki and management professional development and learning provision.



Mark Fell

Mark is an experienced Human Resources and Organisational Development specialist who has held senior management positions in large government departments. He has successfully managed the restructuring and implementation of HR systems and practices in several government and educational organisations. Mark has provided organisational/ business consultancy services to a wide range of organisations over the past 20 years. He is a skilled facilitator and trainer with a keen interest in Treaty of Waitangi and bi/cross-cultural training.



Atawhai Tibble (Ngāti Porou, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui)

Atawhai has extensive experience in the public service and has worked as a Manager and a Senior Advisor at a range of agencies including Te Taura Whiri i te Reo, Te Puni Kōkiri, and the Ministry of Education. He has also has experience in the Beehive where he was an advisor to the the Ministers of Education and Māori Affairs.



Te Aorangi Murphy-Fell (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Apa, Ngāi Tahu)

Ko te huarahi e whai nei au, ko te whakapau i taku kaha ki ngā kaupapa whakarauora reo me te poipoi i te ōhanga Māori kia puta ai he hua ki ngā whānau Māori. Ko tāku, he torotoro i ētahi kaupapa hou mā Haemata e tutuki ai ēnei hiahia ōku.

My endeavour is to make a positive impact in the revitalisation of the Māori Language and the development of the Māori economy.



Lee Watt (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Rongomaiwahine)

Lee is an experienced senior design professional, management specialist and Māori art & design practitioner who has worked extensively in the e-learning and education sector in NZ and Australia. With over 20 years of experience in graphic design, product development, design thinking, resource development, and marketing, both in print and digital environments, he has successfully managed large teams and complex projects including global rebrands, stakeholder collaboration & strategy sessions, and global marketing campaign collateral delivery for educational publishers and organisations.


Miriama Harmer (Ngāti Kahungunu)

Neke atu i te toru tekau tau a Miriama e mahi ana i roto i tēnei huarahi, te whakaako, kei te whai tonu ia i te ikeike rawa ki te taumata o te akoranga kaiako. Mai i te kōpae ki te urupa, tātou ako tonu ai - From the cradle to the grave we are forever learning.

Miriama has taught in the primary, secondary, tertiary, catholic, RTM and Māori-medium education sectors but the highlight has been her work as a Tumuaki of a Kura Kaupapa Māori Te Aho Matua for the past 19 years. She has been involved in a variety of Ministry of Education contracts as both a manager and facilitator. She is enthusiastic about working with kaiako and supporting them in the development of their classroom practice as well as working with Tumuaki around the ever increasing workload.



Nadine Malcolm (Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Tarāwhai)

Nadine has 12 years primary and middle school teaching experience in English medium schools and 5 years experience as a Specialist Curriculum Leader of Languages. She has a particular passion for teaching te reo Māori and supporting teachers in their programme planning and teaching of te reo Māori. Nadine is particularly interested and passionate about using second language acquisition theories to inform best practice of teaching te reo Māori to enhance the learning experience for all ākonga.


Anja Woltmann

Anja joined the Haemata team in October 2019 and has a background in office management and administration as well as hospitality, having worked for the commercial arm of the local iwi in Whakatāne and tourism-related front desk work. She supports the team in the smooth running and organisation of ongoing and upcoming projects. Anja's interests are in dialectology and social linguistics, especially regarding the interdependence of language and identity, and she is excited to expand her knowledge of te reo and tikanga Māori.


Shyree Reedy (Ngāti Porou)

After completing her qualification in Commerce and Administration, Shyree gained a wealth of experience with KP Solutions as a Human Resource Consultant. Shyree is currently working as part of the Haemata Support Team to ensure that you get the best of information that we have to offer through online communications.





Ruby Ngāmane (Ngāti Maru, Ngāti Tamaterā)

Ruby's passions lie within hauora Māori at a systemic level with endeavors to make Aotearoa more equitable through meaningful policy change. She graduated from Victoria University of Wellington in 2020 and has since gained experience in Māori health research through the Health Research Council. She is excited to contribute towards important mahi in the Kaupapa Māori space at Haemata, and expand her knowledge of te reo Māori.


Tama (Ngāi Shih Tzu, Ngāti Poodle)

Tama joined the Haemata team in 2015 as Head of Security. He has a background in licking and cuddling and he is the first one to greet any visitors. Tama is the first of his colleagues to be found sleeping on the job. He is well loved by all his colleagues and is believed to be one of a small number of 'reo Māori' dogs in the world. 

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. Find out more.