Ko Pirongia, Ko Rangitoto ngā maunga
Ko Tainui te waka
Ko Kāwhia te moana
Ko Waipā, ko Waikato, ko Mangaokewa ngā awa
Ko Ngāti Hikairo, ko Ngāti Maniapoto, ko Ngai Tahu ngā iwi
Ko Ngāti Puhiawe, ko Te Whānau Pani, ko Ngāti Rora ngā hapū
Ko Rereahu Hetet ahau
Tēnā rā tātou katoa.
Rereahu loves to work with the people and get her hands dirty in the whenua! She is a natural educator and supports iwi, hapū, marae and kura to achieve their aspirations that impact on their taiao, like zero-waste, climate change, and sustainability. She does this by reviewing taiao management plans, creating zero waste and kaupapa Māori strategies, contributing to mana whenua assessments for iwi, and carrying out environmental research.
For Rere, indigenous and community advocacy and awareness is key to protecting Papatūānuku for future generations. She's passionate about mitigating the effects of plastics and fossil fuels on the Pacific ocean and the communities that rely on it, and how the impacts on land can contribute to climate change issues.
Rere has a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies and Te Reo Māori and joined the Kāhu team in 2019. She's been contributing to projects on: