John Arohaina Riwaka Thorpe - DIGITAL IWI

Ko Tokomaru te waka, ko Piripiri te maunga, ko Raukawakawa te moana, ko Arapaoa te moutere tapu, ko Waitohi te awa, ko Waikawa te marae, ko Arapaoa te whare tūpuna, ko Te Ātiawa te iwi, ko Puketapu te hapu, ko Te Karira te tangata, ko Riwaka te whanau ko Mere Tahiwiwaru Riwaka tōku whaea, ko Hongi Henare Thorpe tōku matua, ko John Arohaina Riwaka Thorpe ahau. John Arohaina Riwaka Thorpe, BSc., BCom., Higher Dip Tchg., Language Tchg Cert., is an experienced educator, advisor, teacher, writer and speaker. He is very passionate about his first culture, tikanga Måori. He speaks Te Reo Måori and English. John has taught just about every subject in the high school curriculum, including Te Reo Måori. He has worked on Ministry of Education and NZQA contracts helping and advising teachers. He was recently a professional teaching fellow and manager of the Education Development Unit which amongst many things trained graduate teaching assistants in the Business School at the University of Auckland. You can contact him at www.digitaliwi.nz