Ngā Ruahine, Taranaki, Te Pakakohi, Tangahoe, Ngāti Ruanui, Te Arawa and Tonga

Hinerangi Edwards is born and raised in South Taranaki and has a background in employment, youth and workforce development.  Her board experience spans agri, education, iwi and funding sectors.  She is director of Aatea Solutions, being self employed for over 15 years.  Hinerangi is a fluent te reo Maori speaker and highly regarded trainer and facilitator.